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A new digital information storing and reading system based on synthetic DNA

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This work was supported by the Suzhou Science and Technology Project and Fund for Young Scientists of Science and Technology Program of Jiangsu.

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Zhong, Y., Qi, S., Sheng, F. et al. A new digital information storing and reading system based on synthetic DNA. Sci. China Life Sci. 61, 733–735 (2018).

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