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Not only is DNA remarkably effective at retrieving and copying data, it’s extremely efficient in scale. It’s estimated that a diploid cell in the human contains about 1.5 gigabytes of information, which it can store and retrieve with frightening accuracy. At 1.5GB per cell, the cells in your hand could provide a storage medium bigger than the largest mechanical hard drive in existence. Microsoft is exploring this technology.

Source: ExtremeTech

Date: April 7th, 2016

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1) Why is Microsoft interested in storage like this?

2) How useful is storage when you need a gene sequencer to read it?

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