A new method of recording data in DNA allows you to fit all of YouTube in a teaspoon

A new method of recording data in DNA allows you to fit all of YouTube in a teaspoon

Israeli Technion scientists have reported incredible progress in developing breakthrough technology for storing data in a DNA molecule. It turns out that the storage medium created by nature itself is perfect for this task – who would have thought? According to the researchers, it is quite possible to achieve a colossal density of 10 PB per 1 gram of DNA.

Scientists are convinced that if the technology can be implemented at the proper level, the entire existing amount of YouTube video content can fit in one teaspoon of DNA carrier. However, the process of encoding information is not easy. To do this, you first need to translate the binary sequences in a combination of four nucleodes A, C, G and T. After that, during the synthesis, the nucleodes line up in internal chains. Actually, the data is "recorded". To read them, a sequencing procedure is required – the separation of an entire DNA strand into individual nucleodes.

Israeli scientists made a breakthrough in three directions: firstly, they expanded the "alphabet" by adding new values ​​for the encoding; secondly, they reduced the number of synthesis circles by 20%; thirdly, improved the mechanism for correcting errors. The fact is that existing methods of synthesis and sequencing are somewhat redundant, since nature creates too many “backup copies” of DNA molecules. It is practically impossible to influence this, and therefore the researchers went the other way and applied this very redundancy to increase the number of “letters” used to translate the binary code.

Taking a new approach, the experimenters hope to reduce the duration of the synthesis when encoding by 75%. If they succeed, it will be a huge breakthrough in the matter of storing huge amounts of data in DNA.

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56 comments

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googolmyriaplex,
What are you talking about?
And why is it interesting to store YouTube in DNA?
As soon as I read a similar article, I recall the animus from the Assassin’s Creed game, saying that you can read the genetic memory and see how the ancestors lived, etc.

green robot
Better than the good old warm tube magnetic tape, mankind is unlikely to come up with.

Beriyilytch,
Then go see your barber’s teeth. Good old tube methods will please you.

Duff2019,
Only now the lamp will be blowtorch.

usr47067,
Perhaps also rectal.

Beriyilytch,
I agree, I still put Windows from the two-cassette player sharp.

ikarneev,
and than wipe the head?

Dream ON,
Exclusively with medical alcohol, but first I fill it with them to the very eyebrows. because it’s very difficult to roll Windows from a bi-cassette from under the BIOS.

ikarneev,
yeah, that is, it’s better to take 96% to baboons, right?

Dream ON,
Exactly! At least two liters! It’s nice to meet an intelligent person with wide knowledge in engineering!

ikarneev,
And you did know the techie’s path

Beriyilytch,
Left behind in life, ferrite rings)

green robot
So no one could see.

googolmyriaplex,
mmm. colored people spiders, slimes and jelly bears in one spoon. buzz!

maquey
without coming off 🙂

YouTube in a spoon, and the whole Internet in a barrel

British scholars are now Jewish.

c562273,
You will not believe: as soon as a new great scientist or cultural figure appears, the God-chosen ones immediately “find” Jewish “roots” from him.
I remember, about ten years ago I came across an article in which, in all seriousness, it was told about the Jewish "roots" of Lomonosov.

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Alcalo ID,
well, in theory, it all started in them))

Dream ON,
Yes, you are anti-Semite!
Are you claiming that the monkeys descended from them?

Alcalo ID,
Monkeys descended from Darwin)))

"Guys can transmit information equal to the entire volume of YouTube in one connection with a woman"
That should be the title))

All will pass,
there 2 YouTube should be

All will pass,
sort of more than a gram of liquid in the process. =)

There it is not 100% of DNA, but 100500 tadpoles obviously carry more information. Revived TCP packets =)

Damn, I just bought a 4 TB screw.

And how will it sound? I bought a puppy (kitten) to keep the entire library in it? And outbred liveliness will be "file trash"?))))

A spoon for dad, a spoon for mom. Oh, howa stuck in my teeth.

Well, if you extract any trash from YouTube, then maybe it will come out.

Super. Would already be sooner. I still can’t wait for the atomic batteries that they promised back in 2010. Now I will also wait for the dna flash drive

The achievement that we deserve, all these millions of years of development, evolution, in order to fit YouTube on a teaspoon.

For the r-hub, I think you need a whole ladle!

Ohhh all pornhub

Now we are waiting for the disks on this technology for a 15 Petabyte pitch!

maybe soon it will be possible to fill in language packs in your dna so as not to learn them 🙂

sanek9612,
Yeah, soon))

And the device that reads like a phone

All my porn fits in a glass, wait, sir

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Gigasic
Ahem, didn’t you rinse the glass?

When it goes into the series, a couple of 1000K films will fit on it. I used to think that 1TB would be messed up now. Content grows faster than media

And this is where the speed of writing 10 words in a couple of days? well, good luck with recording all youtube

Not nucleodes but nucleotides.

umalatikpirov,
Yeah, it’s not just one rumor that cut me.

I would fit this day in my head, not to mention all YouTube on a spoonful of DNA.

A breakthrough will be when it can also be devoured. And all at once to see.

DNA based on YouTube content. It smacks of the creation of biological weapons!

The news is not new, but things are still there

Nonsense is complete, I don’t know how you are, but I can’t change me anymore, compact discs, film tapes are the best you could think of.

You can lick one movie and not spend a few hours on it. Conveniently.

Well give ?! Nature came up with an encoding algorithm, and even noise-immune, by entering the redundant code. And at the same time they are surprised 😀

Well this entire PHub can be downloaded into itself