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Data Storing Bacteria Could Last Millennia 252

Posted by samzenpus
from the written-in-the-genes dept.
PetManimal writes "Computerworld has a story about a new technology developed by Keio University researchers that creates artificial bacterial DNA that can carry more than 100 bits of data within the genome sequence. The researchers claimed that they encoded "e= mc2 1905!" on the common soil bacteria, Bacillius subtilis. The bacteria-based data storage method has backup and long-term archival functionality." The researchers say "While the technology would most likely first be used to track medication, it could also be used to store text and images for many millennia, thwarting the longevity issues associated with today's disk and tape storage systems ... The artificial DNA that carries the data to be preserved makes multiple copies of the DNA and inserts the original as well as identical copies into the bacterial genome sequence. The multiple copies work as backup files to counteract natural degradation of the preserved data, according to the newswire. Bacteria have particularly compact DNA, which is passed down from generation to generation. The information stored in that DNA can also be passed on for long-term preservation of large data files."
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Journal: Missing CNet Editor Found Dead

Journal by kbell29
From Game Freaks 365: James Kim, a CNet.com editor that went missing, was found dead at 3:00 p.m. ET Wednesday. His family had been found alive after they went missing November 25, 2006. The Kim family went on vacation to the Pacific Northwest, but got lost when they were returning to Portland. Searchers found Kati Kim, 30, and their 4 year old and 7 month old daughters, Penelope and Sabine. The family was airlifted to a hospital i
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+ - Missing CNet Editor Found Dead

Submitted by kbell29
kbell29 (1036594) writes "From Game Freaks 365: James Kim, a CNet.com editor that went missing, was found dead at 3:00 p.m. ET Wednesday. His family had been found alive after they went missing November 25, 2006. The Kim family went on vacation to the Pacific Northwest, but got lost when they were returning to Portland. Searchers found Kati Kim, 30, and their 4 year old and 7 month old daughters, Penelope and Sabine. The family was airlifted to a hospital in Grants Pass. All three were in good condition, but James Kim was still missing and found dead today."

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