How To Preserve Fleeting Digital Information With DNA For Future Generations




Hand-written letters and printed photos seem quaint in today’s digital age. But there’s one thing that traditional media have over hard drives: longevity. To address this modern shortcoming, scientists are turning to DNA to save unprecedented amounts of digital data for posterity. One team has demonstrated that DNA they encapsulated can preserve information for at least 2,000 years, and they’re now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate.
Source: American Chemical Society
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