DNA Inside Cells Can Serve As Rewritable Data Storage

May 22, 2012 by

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DNA is the blueprint for life, and now it can serve as a computer to monitor life’s processes. Bioengineers transformed DNA into a one-bit memory system that can record, store and erase data within living cells.

 

A future DNA memory device could be used to track cell division and differentiation in cancer patients, perhaps, or to monitor what happens as cells get sick or age.

DNA Inside Cells Can Serve As Rewritable Data Storage

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