Aug 17, 2012
By Michael Kramer
Harvard scientists have figured out how to store “digital data” on D-N-A.
They’ve encoded a 53-thousand word book by first turning it into zero’s and one’s. Then the digitized binary code is transfered onto DNA molecules.
The entire book fits on a pinpoint of D-N-A that weighs about one-millionth of the weight of a grain of sand.
The harvard team says just four grams of D-N-A could hold all the information in the world.