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They store more than just genetic knowledge and a recent development suggests their data harnessing capability will be a great tool for mankind to store knowledge and preserve it for millions of years.
The potential of Idea
It was in 2012 that a group of researchers from Harvard University made into news for storing 700+ terabytes of data into a single gram of DNA.
this means : Entire data of internet giants like Facebook and google will take as small space as a glass of water.
YES!!!! ENTIRE DATABASE.
Imagine a library of libraries in a pocket .
Normal storage devices degrade 22% annually.A DNA storage device can last for millions of years if stored in frozen state and surrounded with inert and neutral agent.
At ETH Zurich Scientists stored 83kb of data on a DNA spending 2000$ and it remained intact for 2-3 years.
But as research proceeds all over the world there is plenty of opportunity for a tremendous possibility like this .