Storing Digital Data In Living Organisms, ScienceDaily Bookmark and Share

Excerpts: DNA, perhaps the oldest data storage medium, could become the newest as scientists report progress toward using DNA to store text, images, music and other digital data inside the genomes of living organisms. (...) point out that DNA has been attracting attention as perhaps the ultimate in permanent data storage. Data encoded in an organism's DNA, and inherited by each new generation, could be safely archived for hundreds of thousands of years, the researchers state. In contrast, CD-ROMs, flash memory and hard disk drives can easily fall victim to accidents or natural disasters. (...)