One-step data storage in cellular DNA

January 26th, 2021 by Santi Bhattarai-Kline

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 26 January 2021; doi:10.1038/s41589-021-00737-2

The cumbersome encoding of digital data to cellular DNA hinders the use of cells as living hard drives. A new approach transfers digital information directly into cellular DNA by converting electrical signals into stable and interpretable changes in the genomes of bacterial populations.