A Survey on Recent Trends in Digital Data Storage on DNA
International Journal of Emerging Technology and Innovative Engineering, Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2019
4 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2019
Date Written: February 21, 2019
DNA (deoxyribonueclicacid ) which is said to be the blue print of human life, is recognized as a powerful storage medium for storing digital information. The binary information of the digital data can be mapped to the four building nucleotides adenine, guanine, cytosine, and thymine. A very large data can be stored within a small of part of DNA.The storage is made by the process of encoding the digital information to the nucleotides. The encoded information is synthesized to get a sequence. The sequence obtained is further decoded to retrieve the data.Using the DNA as a storage medium has several advantages such as tremendously reducing the storage space and preserving the data for very long time. At the same time it has a constraint that synthesizing a DNA is a very expensive process. This survey elaborates recent new trends adopted by several scientists of different institutes to store and retrieve data on DNA Strand.
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