Ever ran out of disk space? In the future, you might not have to worry about that, especially when it comes to long-term storage. Microsoft has bought ten million strands of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from biology startup Twist Bioscience to research the usage of genetic material to store data. The data density of DNA is orders of magnitude higher than typical storage techniques, with 1 gram of DNA capable of storing nearly 1 zettabyte, or 1 billion terabytes of data. In terms of volume, Microsoft Research estimates that one cubic millimeter of DNA can store up to 1 exabyte, or 1 billion gigabytes of data. To put it in perspective, according to Twist Bioscience’s CEO Emily Leproust “Using DNA, you can fit all the knowledge in the world inside the […]
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