Microsoft: This is world’s first automated DNA data storage, retrieval system

Microsoft has unveiled an automated DNA storage and retrieval system that could one day replace optical-storage systems like Facebook’s Blue-ray disc-based cold storage. Microsoft believes synthetic DNA could be the next big leap in long-term data storage, with just one gram of DNA capable of storing 215 petabytes of data for up to 2,000 years. [1]

[1] By Liam Tung on ZDNet


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