Unlocking the Potential of DNA-Stored Digital Data: Scientists Find A Way to Manipulate Data Using Enzymes and Artificial Neural Networks

Scientists have found a way to manipulate digital data stored in DNA

DNA can be used to store large amounts of digital information. It has been difficult to manipulate or retrieve the data contained in these molecules. Scientists from the CNRS, University of Tokyo and other institutions have now developed a new enzyme-based technology that provides the first clues on how to overcome these technical challenges. Their research has been published recently in the journal Nature.

DNA is the most efficient method of storing massive amounts of data. This knowledge has led to the use of DNA as a digital storage medium by converting binary (0 or 1 values) into one or more of the four DNA \”letters\”.

How can you search the database of DNA-encoded data to find a specific datum? How can DNA-encoded information be used to perform computations without having it converted into an electronic format? The research teams of the Gulliver and LIMMS laboratories (CNRS / University of Tokyo), have tried to answer these questions. The researchers are testing a new method of direct DNA operations using artificial neurons, enzymes and neural networks.


Scientists Have Found a Way To Manipulate Digital Data Stored in DNA