Native DNA Based Storage and Computing via Single Strand Nicking

Prof. Milenkovic from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new method for DNA based storage of information. In this method information is first converted into positive integers based on which single strand of the DNA is nicked at defined positions. This information can be accessed through immunoprecipitation and sequencing of the DNA. This method allows for random access as well as computation of data.