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By George: Researchers Turn Book Into DNA Code

August 16, 2012 | In the latest attempt to corral society's growing quantities of digital data, Harvard University researchers led by George Church have encoded an entire book into DNA and then accurately read back the text.

Their experiment, reported online in Science magazine, translated the English text of Church's forthcoming book on synthetic biology, ReGenesis, into actual DNA using the chemical ingredients of genes as a code. Wall Street Journal

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