Study describing efficient method for storing information in DNA garners wide press coverage




In a new study in Science, Yaniv Erlich and coauthor Dina Zielinski describe a DNA storage technique capable of encoding 215 petabytes in a single gram of DNA. Robust, scalable, and resistant to errors, the method is 60 percent more efficient than previous DNA storage strategies and approaches 90 percent of the theoretical maximum amount of information per nucleotide. News of the method, which has potential for solving the world’s data storage requirements, was widely covered in prominent news outlets.


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