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Capture your wish for Lithuania and watch your words converted into digital and genetic codes.

BINARY CODE
01001100 01101001 01110100 01101000 01110101 01100001 01101110 01101001 01100001
GENETIC CODE
ATGCTTAT GGCTCATT TTTCACGA TCCCTTTC TTGAGGTG AGGTGCTT CGGTCTCT AGGTTGCA CATACTCT

*Numeric and genetic codes are exemplary
Recording digital data into a DNA molecule is executed at several stages: the digital data is converted into a binary code (01), the binary code is converted into genetic code using computer algorithms (A, T, C, G). Creating a specific DNA sequence with an encoded target sequence initiates DNA synthesis.The information recorded in DNA can last for thousands of years. And, if necessary, it can be decoded for reading using DNA scanning technologies.

The main idea

The aim of this showpiece is to demonstrate the technology of the future that will potentially replace existing means of data storage and help solve the problem of storing large amounts of data. DNA molecule is extremely compact, allowing large amounts of digital data to be stored in a very small volume.

See how it works

How it works?

We live in a reality where every second each internet user generates about 1.7 megabytes (MB) of new information, which means that 418 billion of 1 terabyte (TB) data storage units are needed each year to store the total amount of data. As data centres need a lot of energy resources and the current technologies of recording huge amounts of data are suitable for storing information for no more than a century, we need to look for a more sustainable way of storing information.

The main advantages of such data storage include particularly high density and sustainability. For example, data analysis company Statista reported that in 2021, 74 billion TB, or 74 zetabytes (ZB) of data will be generated worldwide. Whereas, according to the estimates provided by scientists, 1 gram of DNA can store 455 exabytes (EC) – millions of terabytes – of data. Thus, all the data that will be generated in the world during these years can theoretically be stored into a DNA chain weighing less than 163 grams.

The aim of this showpiece is to demonstrate the technology of the future that will potentially replace existing means of data storage and help solve the problem of storing large amounts of data. DNA molecule is extremely compact, allowing large amounts of digital data to be stored in a very small volume.

The showpiece presents a precipitated DNA molecule. The amount of DNA exhibited can store approximately 4 thousand times more data than the amount of data stored in the Netflix servers. Scientists estimate that 1 g of DNA can store up to 455 exabytes of data. 

Recording digital data into a DNA molecule is executed at several stages: the digital data is converted into a binary code (01), the binary code is converted into genetic code using computer algorithms (A, T, C, G). Creating a specific DNA sequence with an encoded target sequence initiates DNA synthesis. The information recorded in DNA can last for thousands of years. And, if necessary, it can be decoded for reading using DNA scanning technologies.

About Genomika

Genomika is a Lithuanian start-up with a team consisting of researchers specialising in molecular biology, genetics and biotechnology based in Lithuania, Kaunas, KTU Santaka Valley.

What We Do

We engage in various innovation activities and projects, and develop algorithms based on genetic research results cooperating with various scientific and diagnostic laboratories and providing them modern solutions.

The goal of the team is to facilitate genetics and molecular biology methods, such as next generation sequencing, so that they become faster, cheaper, and more accessible to the general public.

Our Areas of Focus

One of the areas that we focus our activities on is the development of DATA storage technology. We work in different stages of developing this technology, currently focusing on improving and optimising the method of decoding digital information.

In cooperation with our partners, we were the first in Lithuania to encode digital information into a DNA chain. It was the first time in history a national anthem was stored into a DNA molecule.

Have any questions, contact us via email at info@genomika.lt or visit our website www.genomika.lt