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Backing Up Images on E.coli bacteria
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:25:54 am »

In a paper published in Nature, Harvard researchers1 describe using a Crispr system to insert bits of DNA encoded with photos and a GIF of a galloping horse into live bacteria. When the scientists retrieved and reconstructed the images by sequencing the bacterial genomes, they got back the same images they put in with about 90 percent accuracy.

Lots of possibilities. For instance, it should be possible to store a B&W image of the US president into the DNA of a bacteria and retrieve it later.

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Re: Backing Up Images on E.coli bacteria
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 09:11:18 am »

How soon will B&H be selling multi-terrabyte bacteria drives?   ;)
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