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Bacteria work as hard drives


A group of students at Hong Kong’s Chinese University have developed a way to store complex information in bacteria. Biostorage — the art of storing and encrypting information in living organisms — is a young field, having existed for about a decade.

This opens up a way to saving text, images, music, and even video within living cells. One gram of bacteria could store the same amount of information as 450 2,000-gigabyte hard disks.

Full story at Discovery News.

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  • creationtoday

    Ok, and we are suppose to believe that these things evolved over billions of years? Or magically popped into existence? Give me a break.

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