Enzymatic Synthesis: Our DNA Is Becoming the World’s Tiniest Hard Drive


DNA Hard Drive Data Storage Concept

Researchers propose faster method for recording data to

Our genetic code is millions of times more efficient at storing data than existing solutions, which are costly and use immense amounts of energy and space. In fact, we could get rid of hard drives and store all the digital data on the planet within a couple hundred pounds of DNA.

Using DNA as a high-density data storage medium holds the potential to forge breakthroughs in biosensing and biorecording technology and next-generation digital storage, but researchers haven’t been able to overcome inefficiencies that would allow the technology to scale.

“Nature is good at copying DNA, but we really wanted to be able to write DNA from scratch.” — Keith Tyo, Associate Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Now, researchers at

Source: SciTechDaily