Shakespeare stored on DNA

Scientists in Cambridge have managed to store all of Shakespeare's 154 sonnets on strands of artificial DNA.

Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Cambridge believe the project could revolutionise the way we store information.

The team have also managed to store a 26 second excerpt from Martin Luther King's "I Have A Dream" speech and a photo of the Cambridgeshire laboratory where the work took place.

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