DNA Can Now be Turned into Rewritable Memory
DNA is something that defines a human being in biological terms and is the unique code in every person. It is considered to be the read-only biological data storage device that can tell all history about a person when checked. Now synthetic biologists from Stanford University have turned DNA into a rewritable memory, which means that this unique code could be changed too. Previously, scientists have test proteins bonded to DNA to be rewritable, but now it is with the DNA only.
This scientific advancement underway for the past 3 years can help in making synthetic digital cells. A DNA could now be rewrited at least 16 times. The scientists worked with 750 designs to reach their success at research. The research is important because it can create biological, digital storage devices that can then be used in a synthetic biological system. The scientists also believe that they can bring their research in the market within our lifetimes because it has achieved all the desired result that they were hoping for.
What use it could be to humans is known to a DNA biologist more specifically. All the law enforcement would want is to keep it out of a mad scientist’s hands. But having to change DNA and rewrite it is very exciting achievement that the uses of it will only be revealed with the passage of time. According to Eric Klavins from the University of Washington in Seattle, this is an ability to demonstrate how memory element can be recycled time and again.