Thursday, January 24, 2013
DNA Storage Wars?
Very interesting things going on in the world of nanotechnology and biotechnology. The story linked below tells the tale of an interesting experiment in which certain information was stored on a fragment of DNA.
The scientists encoded in DNA—the recipe of life—an audio clip of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech, a photograph, a copy of Francis Crick and James Watson's famous "double helix" scientific paper on DNA from 1953 and Shakespeare's 154 sonnets. They later were able to retrieve them with 99.99% accuracy.
Cannot wait to litigate a discovery dispute involving the failure of opponents in a lawsuits to produce fragments of DNA containing information relevant to the litigation!