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OK. I promised a thread about the paper and promises must be kept.
Let's use this thread to talk about #DNAdatastorage in general and finish up with our work and some thoughts about the future of the field.
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Why use DNA to store data?
As the burden of the #BigData era on data storage infrastructure is becoming too heavy we need to explore alternatives.
DNA was optimized as an information carrier by billions of years of evolution. It's dense, stable, and energetically efficient.
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Back in 2012 we saw two important studies demonstrating MB scale data storage on synthetic DNA. @geochurch was the first with an elegant straight forward approach. @Nick_Goldman followed with a more robust encoding.
Since, others has shown encoding/technological improvements
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45 scientists & policy wonks are meeting this week in Addis Ababa to make sure their agricultural research/development programs are run in compliance with national/international ABS laws and regulations. The meeting is coordinated by @CGIAR Genebank Platform and @ILRI. 1/n
@CGIAR @ILRI ABS=access to biodiversity and sharing of benefits arising from its use. That means the @UNBiodiversity Nagoya Protocol, the @planttreaty and relevant national regulations. 2/n
@CGIAR @ILRI @UNBiodiversity @planttreaty There's a bunch of research leaders and #genebank managers at the meeting. I'll add pix and other snippets to this thread as I get them from my "mole" at the meeting, who is apparently social media challenged. 3/n
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