In seconds scientists can now encode 1 Zetabyte of data in 1 gram of human DNA

This is the kind of stuff that just blows my mind 🙂

Scientists at the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) in Ireland have discovered a way to encode 1 zetabyte (1e+12 gigabytes) of data in 1 gram of DNA. Retrieval of this *massive* amount of data currently takes 3 days. It can be written in seconds.

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