Just last year, Microsoft purchased 10 Million strands of synthetic DNA from San Francisco DNA synthesis startup called Twist Bioscience and collaborated with researchers from the University of Washington to focus on using DNA as a data storage medium.
However, in the latest experiments, a pair of researchers from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center (NYGC) have come up with a new technique to store massive amounts of data on DNA, and the results are marvelous.
I suppose it happens fairly often, but I think Wikipedia has a better description of this then the original article. It also had more information about it too. [URL=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_digital_data_storage]]]http://tinyurl.com/j4lsm3e (DNA digital data storage)[/URL].
There was a lab explosion that resulted in this information - the strange idea that anyone would take credit for this information ignores all modern "thought ". No researchers can take credit for this information, by well-established rules of university precedent.