A Book Written Entirely in DNA
They did it just to prove that they can do it. But also to demonstrate how much information DNA can hold.
Future computers could have information stored in DNA strands. How much information can they hold?
a shit ton.
One gram of DNA can hold 455 billion gigabytes; four grams could theoretically contain a year’s worth of the entire world’s data.
That is a shit ton.
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Scientists write first book in DNA
Scientists at Harvard Medical School have created the first-ever book to be written in DNA. And while that book is not exactly a potboiler — it’s “Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves in DNA” by George Church and Ed Regis — there are 17 billion copies of it.
How many books is 17 billion? More than “50 Shades of Grey,” “Harry Potter,” “The Da Vinci Code,” “The Hunger Games,” “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” the Bible and the works of Charles Dickens and the next hundred-plus most popular books in the world combined — times three.