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Creating a 'biological hard drive'
Posted: 13 July 2017

The idea of a 'biological hard drive' - using DNA to store data, seeing as though DNA already holds a staggering amount of data - has been around for a while. Now, thanks to the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing tool, scientists have created the first one.
Just think of the disruption potential! Could we be about to completely reinvent computing?

CRISPR used to build a biological hard drive out of live bacteria
13 July 2017
There’s a mind-boggling amount of data naturally stored in the genome of every organism, with far better density and durability. Now a Harvard team has created a biological hard drive, using the CRISPR gene-editing tool to record information to (and retrieve it from) the genome of living bacteria.
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