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FEATURE12 January 2016

The DNA disk

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Recent research highlights the field of genomics as one of the fastest-growing data generators in the world. But could it also solve the data storage crisis? By Bronwen Morgan

The amount of data produced worldwide in 2011 ( 1.8 ZB) would have filled 57.5 billion 32GB Apple iPads: enough to build a Great Wall of China twice as tall as the original. This figure reached 2.8 ZB in 2012, ...