Memory sticks? Swabs, more like

 作者:诸葛徭瀹     |      日期:2019-03-01 02:14:10
IMAGINE having a “living” data storage system that constantly renews itself, keeping the data safe for aeons. A team in Japan has raised the possibility by loading live bacteria with artificial DNA sequences that encode data. Because the data is passed on with the bacteria’s own DNA, it will survive indefinitely provided the colony is kept alive. “Information storage using DNA will probably be robust for more than a million years,” says Ohashi Yoshiaki, head of the team at Keio University in Yamagata. He and his colleagues turned the message “E = mc2 1905!” into binary code written in DNA base pairs,