Friday, March 02, 2007

Data storing in bacteria

Slashdot points to a Computerworld article:
"Computerworld has a story about a new technology developed by Keio University researchers that creates artificial bacterial DNA that can carry more than 100 bits of data within the genome sequence. The researchers claimed that they encoded "e= mc2 1905!" on the common soil bacteria, Bacillius subtilis. The bacteria-based data storage method has backup and long-term archival functionality."
Quick science fiction novel idea: researchers sequencing the human genome find that messages are encoded in it. Go.

Slashdot | Data Storing Bacteria Could Last Millennia

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