Fri January 25, 2013
Shakespeare's Sonnets, Encoded In DNA
Originally published on Fri January 25, 2013 1:00 pm
Reporting in Nature, researchers write of encoding a variety of files--jpg, mp3, txt and pdf--in strands of DNA. Lead author Nick Goldman says DNA is extraordinarily long-lasting, compared to today's hard drives and magnetic tapes. And if all the world's information were written in DNA, he says, it would fit in the back of a station wagon.