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The entire human genome is encoded into a single nucleus of a cell. That’s a lot of information packed into a very small space. This is why researchers are turning to DNA computing, now that traditional computing has reached the limits of Moore’s law. Instead of using the traditional binary alphabet (1 and 0), DNA computing uses a four-character genetic alphabet: adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). Or simply, A, T, C, and G. When combined, the molecules can hold staggering volumes of data. Adaptive DNA Storage Codex (ADS Codex) is software that translates data from binary to the four-character genetic alphabet, and thus serves as a bridge between what a computer can understand and what biology can understand. The ADS Codex is accessible to all users through open-source software on GitHub.

Adaptive DNA storage codex


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