International music album stored forever as DNA

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Twenty years ago, the British band Massive Attack released their international breakthrough album Mezzanine. The album featured their pioneering trip-hop style of electronic music and remains their most successful. To mark the album’s 20th anniversary, a team at ETH Zurich’s Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences is storing the album in the form of DNA. The method is described by Professor Robert Grass capable of storing information error-free for hundreds of years. In comparison, CDs typically last for around 30 years. The information in DNA is stored as a sequence of nucleotides, which contain adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. To…

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