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Researchers store 90 gig in 1 gram of living bacteria
Demaestro




msg:4235030
 8:39 pm on Nov 25, 2010 (gmt 0)

Truly amazing.

Includes decryption/encryption making use of DNA shuffling.

It does Ascii to Quaternary Numbers then Quaternary Numbers converted to a DNA sequence.

Presentation File (pdf)
[2010.igem.org...]

 

whoisgregg




msg:4238333
 2:32 pm on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

The presentation says 1 gram of E.coli can store 900,000 GB. There would be some amazing applications if they can get the sequencing rate to go faster than 30 minutes.

Thanks for sharing this info. :)

Demaestro




msg:4238355
 4:01 pm on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

When you think of what it takes to keep 1 gram of that alive vs powering how many machines the 'green' possibilities are amazing as well.

LifeinAsia




msg:4238392
 5:21 pm on Dec 3, 2010 (gmt 0)

Gives new meaning to computer viruses...

whoisgregg




msg:4238738
 5:51 pm on Dec 4, 2010 (gmt 0)

Yeah, I'd think Google would be pouring money into this sort of research -- precisely because one of their largest expenses is electricity.

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