A Smear of DNA Can Hold 10,000 Gigabytes of Data


Around the world, warehouses the size of several football fields store millions of hard drives’ worth of data. ... For the past few years, researchers have been tinkering with encoding songs, images, and other files in DNA. But it’s still expensive and time-consuming. Now a new program launched by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a research agency within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, aims to change that.