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Counting All the DNA on Earth

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1Counting All the DNA on Earth Empty Counting All the DNA on Earth Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:58 pm

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Counting All the DNA on Earth

As the researchers reported in the journal PLOS Biology, they found that Earth contains around 50 trillion trillion trillion DNA base pairs — the building blocks of DNA’s double helix — plus or minus 3.6 x 10^37 base pairs. If gathered together, that amount of DNA would weigh 50 billion tons and fill one billion shipping containers.
The team also calculated the planet’s equivalent of computing power: the speed of DNA transcription. Given the average rate of genetic transcription for different organismal groups, they found that the biosphere processes more than 10^24 subunits of DNA per second.
Storing the total amount of information encoded in DNA in the biosphere, 5.3 × 1031 megabases (Mb), would require approximately 10^21 supercomputers with the average storage capacity of the world’s four most powerful supercomputers.

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/21/science/counting-all-the-dna-on-earth.html?fbclid=IwAR3W3Z31ZLX9eU5_PTAGU919-4m8podt3rqExoHF6LGJMsvDxNvmGmwbDfQ

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4466264/?fbclid=IwAR2pPwNcDuEyVPvIXKWE4gvZ-khW7afkaNwxy2at1W4NR5D6849D0IVMweE

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