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Electricity and CRISPR used to write data to bacterial DNA – Ars Technica

Although it’s inefficient, we can use voltage changes to write data to bacteria.



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In recent years, researchers have used DNA to encode everything from an operating system to malware. Rather than being a technological curiosity, these efforts were serious attempts to take advantage of DNA’s properties for long-term storage of data. DNA can remain chemically stable for hundreds of thousands of years, and we’re unlikely to lose the technology to read it, something you can’t say about things like ZIP drives and MO disks.
But so far, writing data to…

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