DNA: Your future hard drive


Hard drives are expanding in data capacities, increasing speed (SSD), and constantly bring tomorrow’s technology, today. Researchers at Harvard Medical School in Boston have developed a method in storing information on a picogram of DNA, equivalent to a trillionth of a gram and retrieving it. They were able to store a whole genetics book on a piece of DNA by using an inkjet printer that embedded information fragments. However, don’t through out your new SSDs yet, because the price of storing your information on DNA is probably more costly than your car, better wait a decade or two.

Source: Wired