Dna as hard disk of the future

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The choice of the Dna would seem due to its ultra-compact aspect and his effectiveness of storage. In fact the relationship between quantity of the information and  the space occupied it would seem of big long superior to the actual methods of data storage. Other fundamental factor would revert in the ability of its molecules, preserved in their natural habitat, to stay stable in the time so that the information can hand down without suffering mutations. Unthinkable situation with the actual technologies.

Hard Disk.

The research and the obtained results.

New York Genome Center.

The first studies  started in 2012 and have been conducted by some researchers of the university in Harvard. The data storage has happened following the conversion of the contained binary information in the digital data (0 and 1) in the contained quaternary information in the Dna, represented by the nucleotide bases ( A, T, G and C). 
The job conducted to Harvard has served as a starter to further scientific examinations. For example collaboration between Dina Zielinski of  the New York Genome Center and Yaniv Erlic of Columbia University, the storage of the data inside the Dna would not have more secret. 
The two researchers have announced that they have individualized the algorithm, denominated “Dna fountain”, that allows a complete conversion of the data. They have succeeded to get a process without errors and 60% more efficient in comparison to the preceding results.

We are speaking of 215.000.000 gigabytes in a gram of Dna.

The warehouse in the Dna to study the cellular evolution.

The neuroscientist Seth Shipman, together with his group of job has shown that it is possible to insert an image or a video inside the Dna of a living organism. They have succeeded in codifying a GIF, that represents a man to the gallop, of 36 x26s pixel  inside the bacterium E. Coli.

Gif: Seth Shipman/Nature Research

Now we provide information on the Dna that we know. We want to record information that we don’t know. One day we could highly follow all the passages from a stem cell to a specialized type highly of cells of the brain, bringing so to a best understanding of  the biological trials  and how they are coordinated.

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