Did you know? Scientists are able to use deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) to store and retrieve texts, images, audio, videos and and other digital data up to 10,000 gigabytes in size can be stored in an extremely tiny strand of DNA. They were able to do this with 100 percent accuracy!
Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history. So, hard disks, CDs and USBs just won’t cut it 🙂 Capable of storing 215 petabytes (215 million gigabytes) in a single gram of DNA, the system could, in principle, store every bit of data ever created and recorded by humans in a container about the size one room or current data in the world in a 1KG DNA.