Data Inplants

A scientist at the University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia has presented a way to encode data directly into the DNA of plants, which would continue to pass along that genetic information to all subsequent generations. Jeff is enamored with the idea of plant life that can be used for archival purposes, but Anthony is much more interested in new plastic data discs that will last forever.

A scientist at the University Medical Centre Maribor, Slovenia has presented a way to encode data directly into the DNA of plants, which would continue to pass along that genetic information to all subsequent generations. Jeff is enamored with the idea of plant life that can be used for archival purposes, but Anthony is much more interested in new plastic data discs that will last forever.

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