Could We Store All of the World’s Data in a Coffee Mug Full of DNA?

Could you imagine storing all of your digital photos, audio, documents, and other files as DNA? Scientists can already write image and text files in DNA, which could revolutionize how we store and archive data. Researchers at MIT and colleagues have now developed an approach that allows them to encapsulate, barcode, and easily retrieve DNA data files from large pools, which could help to make DNA data storage a more feasible future prospect.