How To Preserve Fleeting Digital Information With DNA For Future Generations
Hand-written letters and printed photos seem quaint in todayâs digital age. But thereâs 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 theyâre now working on a filing system to make it easier to navigate.
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