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Topic # 113758 27-Jan-2013 10:27
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"Scientists have developed a method to store data on DNA and expects it to become an adequate alternative to hard discs within a decade...

... At the storage density achieved, a single gram of DNA is able to hold 2.2 million gigabits of information, which is around 468,000 DVDs. The researchers also added an error correction scheme, as well as encoding the information a number of times in order to ensure that data is read back with 100% accuracy."

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  Reply # 751445 27-Jan-2013 11:39
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Geeks will soon be kidnapped to be used to store data?

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Reply # 751447 27-Jan-2013 11:47
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Isn't DNA sampling and sequencing a destructive operation? You have 3 of 5 plays left before your purchased recording begins to degrade to unacceptable levels..

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 751449 27-Jan-2013 11:54
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joker97: Geeks will soon be kidnapped to be used to store data?


It happened to Skillie already:


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  Reply # 751452 27-Jan-2013 12:10
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So what happens to your data when the DNA mutates?

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  Reply # 751463 27-Jan-2013 13:18
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Will fat people have more storage space?





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