Pushing the Theoretical Limits of DNA Data Storage

By 2020, the volumes of data that humanity generates may reach 44 trillion gigabytes, according to information technology analyst firm International Data Corporation in Framingham, Massachusetts. That’s equivalent to over 6 towers of 128-gigabyte iPad Airs, each reaching from Earth to the moon.

To make use of all this data, it needs to be stored somewhere, and DNA may be up for the task.

Now, using a new strategy called DNA Fountain, scientists have nearly reached DNA’s theoretical sto

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