DNA for Information Storage (Microbes as Machines)

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Analysis of when it's economical in terms of timescale and amount of information to use DNA storage [1].

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...DNA storage is very dense. At theoretical maximum, DNA can encode two bits per nucleotide (nt) or 455 exabytes per gram of single-stranded DNA. [2]

Required Reading/Viewing

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  1. Error fetching PMID 22903519: [Church2012]
    George Church encodes his book [1] in DNA. See the [supplement] for lists of previous biological information storage.
  2. Error fetching PMID 23104084: [Sennels2012]
    Commentary on above paper.
  3. Marantz, A. Petri-Dish Pop The New Yorker Nov. 24, 2014. [Marantz2014]
    Most copies of an album ever sold in a few drops of liquid?
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Assigned Papers

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  1. Error fetching PMID 23354052: [Goldman2013]
    More detailed treatment of costs/benefits of DNA storage by EBI and CERN teams. Commentary article by Ed Yong: Shakespeare’s Sonnets and MLK’s Speech Stored in DNA Speck
  2. Error fetching PMID 25650567: [Grass2015]
    Addition of storage in silica to stabilize DNA. Press release by ETH Zurich: Data-storage for eternity
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