Long-Term Storage of Information in DNA

  title={Long-Term Storage of Information in DNA},
  author={Carter Bancroft and Troy Bowler and Barry R Bloom and Catherine L. Taylor Clelland},
  pages={1763 - 1765}
In this digital age, the technology used for information storage is undergoing rapid advances. Data currently being stored in magnetic or optical media will probably become unrecoverable within a century or less, through the combined effects of hardware and software obsolescence and decay of the 

Topics from this paper

Paper Mentions

Next-Generation Digital Information Storage in DNA
This work developed a strategy to encode arbitrary digital information in DNA, wrote a 5.27-megabit book using DNA microchips, and read the book by using next-generation DNA sequencing.
To DNA, all information is equal
Information storage capabilities are key in most aspects of society and the requirement for storage capacity is rapidly expanding, so DNA may be particularly useful as a storage-medium over long time-scales (centuries), because data-access is compatible with any large-scale DNA-sequencing and -synthesis technology.
DNA:-The Future Supernatural Storage
Demand for digital data storage is escalating exponentially due to the generation of massive digital data at an unimaginable pace, but the capacity of existing storage medium cannot store them up for
Self-replicating digital data storage with synthetic chromosomes
Synthetic DNA has become an attractive new media to develop, for storing and retrieving data, because of its incredible density, long-term stability, low cost of energy to maintain and future-proof compatibility.
Digital Data Storage on DNA
Digital data has changed the use and access of information. Everyday lot of data is produced and this requires highdensity storage devices which can retain values for a long time[1]. Deoxyribonucleic
Digital Data Storage on DNA
The method described can be used to store text data in DNA by compressing, storing multiple copies along with providing security to data.
It is shown that the key to the use of WORM-type memory on DNA molecules is a significant increase in the speed of sequencing nukleatidov recorded sequences.
Molecular digital data storage using DNA
How DNA can be adopted as a storage medium for custom data, as a potential future complement to current data storage media such as computer hard disks, optical disks and tape is discussed.
Natural Data Storage: A Review on sending Information from now to then via Nature
DNA based information storage system is discussed in detail along with an overview about bacterial and protein data storage systems.
Capacity-approaching DNA storage
This work reports a strategy to store and retrieve DNA information that is robust and approaches the theoretical maximum of information that can be stored per nucleotide and opens the possibility of highly reliable DNA-based storage that approaches the information capacity of DNA molecules and enables virtually unlimited data retrieval.


DNA chips: promising toys have become powerful tools.
DNA chips are glass surfaces that represent thousands of DNA fragments arrayed at discrete sites. Hybridization of RNA or DNA-derived samples to DNA chips allows us to monitor expression of mRNAs or
DNA damage and DNA sequence retrieval from ancient tissues.
Gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC/MS) was used to determine the amounts of eight oxidative base modifications in DNA extracted from 11 specimens of bones and soft tissues, ranging in age from
The retrieval of ancient human DNA sequences.
These results show that more experimental work than is often applied is necessary to ensure that DNA sequences amplified from ancient human remains are authentic and quantitation of the numbers of amplifiable molecules is a useful tool to determine the role of contaminating contemporary molecules and PCR errors in amplifications from ancient DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA sequences from a 7000-year old brain.
The sequences show that this ancient individual belonged to a mitochondrial lineage that is rare in the Old World and not previously known to exist among Native Americans, bringing to three the number of maternal lineages known to have been involved in the prehistoric colonization of the New World.
Isolation of a 250 million-year-old halotolerant bacterium from a primary salt crystal
The isolation and growth of a previously unrecognized spore-forming bacterium (Bacillus species, designated 2-9-3) from a brine inclusion within a 250 million-year-old salt crystal from the Permian Salado Formation is reported.