Your Future Hard Drive in a Petri Dish

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Scientists have talked about using organic material to run computing devices for years, but I had never heard of using bacteria for storage. Additionally, I never thought it would have so many potential upsides. First, scientists postulate that one gram of bacteria could store the equivalent of 450, 2,000 gigabyte hard disks (or 9,000 terabytes of data). What is even more interesting to me though is how it could improve data security.

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