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dc.contributorDepartment of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology-
dc.contributorChinese Mainland Affairs Office-
dc.contributorDepartment of Electronic and Information Engineering-
dc.contributorUniversity Research Facility in Life Sciences-
dc.contributorUniveristy Research Facility in Chemical and Environmental Analysis-
dc.creatorNg, CCA-
dc.creatorTam, WM-
dc.creatorYin, H-
dc.creatorWu, Q-
dc.creatorSo, PK-
dc.creatorWong, MYM-
dc.creatorLau, FCM-
dc.creatorYao, ZP-
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupen_US
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dc.rightsThe following publication Ng, C.C.A., Tam, W.M., Yin, H. et al. Data storage using peptide sequences. Nat Commun 12, 4242 (2021). is available at
dc.titleData storage using peptide sequencesen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dcterms.abstractHumankind is generating digital data at an exponential rate. These data are typically stored using electronic, magnetic or optical devices, which require large physical spaces and cannot last for a very long time. Here we report the use of peptide sequences for data storage, which can be durable and of high storage density. With the selection of suitable constitutive amino acids, designs of address codes and error-correction schemes to protect the order and integrity of the stored data, optimization of the analytical protocol and development of a software to effectively recover peptide sequences from the tandem mass spectra, we demonstrated the feasibility of this method by successfully storing and retrieving a text file and the music file Silent Night with 40 and 511 18-mer peptides respectively. This method for the first time links data storage with the peptide synthesis industry and proteomics techniques, and is expected to stimulate the development of relevant fields.-
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dcterms.bibliographicCitationNature communications, 2021, v. 12, 4242-
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