Images and a GIF were successfully encoded into the genome of a living E. coli cell. - Politics | PoFo

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The study, published in Nature, saw researchers uses nucleotides – DNA’s building blocks – to produce a code that relates to the individual pixels of each image. To encode the GIF, researchers delivered the sequences frame-by-frame over time to the genome of living E.coli bacteria. Once delivered, the data can then be retrieved by sequencing the DNA and then reconstructed by reading the pixel nucleotide code, which can be done with around 90 percent accuracy. We spoke to Seth Shipman of Harvard University about the study, which also provides new insights into the functioning of the CRISPR system.

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This is very novel.
Igor Antunov wrote:This is very novel.
Not quite that new. Researchers have encoded words and information into the genetic code before. Still, its a milestone.


Digital information is accumulating at an astounding rate, straining our ability to store and archive it. DNA is among the most dense and stable information media known. The development of new technologies in both DNA synthesis and sequencing make DNA an increasingly feasible digital storage medium. Here, we develop a strategy to encode arbitrary digital information in DNA, write a 5.27-megabit book using DNA microchips, and read the book using next-generation DNA sequencing.

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