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Title: Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms

Abstract

Current technologies allow the generation of artificial DNA molecules and/or the ability to alter the DNA sequences of existing DNA molecules. With a careful coding scheme and arrangement, it is possible to encode important information as an artificial DNA strand and store it in a living host safely and permanently. This inventive technology can be used to identify origins and protect R&D investments. It can also be used in environmental research to track generations of organisms and observe the ecological impact of pollutants. Today, there are microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. As well, it is advantageous to consider multicellular organisms as hosts for stored information. These living organisms can provide as memory housing and protection for stored data or information. The present invention provides well for data storage in a living organism wherein at least one DNA sequence is encoded to represent data and incorporated into a living organism.

Inventors:
;  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. (Richland, WA), Wong
  2. (Sugar Land, TX), Foote
  3. Richland, WA
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
908397
Patent Number(s):
7,056,724
Application Number:
10/155,761
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA) RLO
DOE Contract Number:
AC06-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Wong,, Pak C., Kwong K., and Harlan, P. Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Wong,, Pak C., Kwong K., & Harlan, P. Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms. United States.
Wong,, Pak C., Kwong K., and Harlan, P. Tue . "Storing data encoded DNA in living organisms". United States. doi:. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/908397.
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abstractNote = {Current technologies allow the generation of artificial DNA molecules and/or the ability to alter the DNA sequences of existing DNA molecules. With a careful coding scheme and arrangement, it is possible to encode important information as an artificial DNA strand and store it in a living host safely and permanently. This inventive technology can be used to identify origins and protect R&D investments. It can also be used in environmental research to track generations of organisms and observe the ecological impact of pollutants. Today, there are microorganisms that can survive under extreme conditions. As well, it is advantageous to consider multicellular organisms as hosts for stored information. These living organisms can provide as memory housing and protection for stored data or information. The present invention provides well for data storage in a living organism wherein at least one DNA sequence is encoded to represent data and incorporated into a living organism.},
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year = {Tue Jun 06 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
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