Scientists use Shakespeare to explore DNA's storage capacity

01/23/2013 | Guardian (London), The

Scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute used DNA to write out all 154 of William Shakespeare's sonnets and encode audio portions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech to show the vast storage capabilities of DNA strands. Scientists say one gram of DNA is capable of holding more than a million CDs and could be a new way to digitally store massive amounts of information for thousands of years.

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