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Microsoft is working on using DNA as a means of data storage, Technology Review reports.

"DNA is the densest known storage medium in the universe, just based on the laws of physics. That is the reason why people are looking into this," says Victor Zhirnov from the Semiconductor Research Corporation. "And the problem we are solving is the exponential growth of stored information." 

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