A single gram of DNA can store 215 petabytes (215 million gigabytes).
DNA is stable and can last anywhere from 10 to 500 years. As a result, it is perfect for archival storage.
Finally, the storage of DNA data is scalable. As sequencing costs decline, it will become feasible to store increasing amounts of data in DNA strands.
1. Catalog – $9.3 million in funding 2. Evonetix – $14 million in funding 3. DNA Script – $24 million in funding 4. Twist Bioscience – $253 million from 24 different investors 5. Microsoft Research
While this isn’t now feasible because to the current level of DNA synthesis and sequencing, these technologies are fast improving as the biotech sector progresses.