Researchers are looking at DNA as a future long-term data storage solution. The biggest advantage of DNA is its incredible density: a single gram can hold 100 billion DVDs. It’s also much more durable than current magnetic discs, which means data stored will last for hundreds of years.
There are a couple of big challenges to this form on data storage, one is to make sure the DNA doesn’t mutate and corrupt the data, the other is security in the form of data encryption. Both of these challenges are currently being worked on by researchers from the University of Edinburgh, UK and the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Read the full article to learn more.