In a scientific first, Harvard University researchers successfully transformed a 53,426-word book into DNA, the same substance that provides the genetic template for all living things. The achievement could eventually lead to the mass adoption of DNA as a long-term storage medium. Published Thursday in the journal Science, the experiment aimed to demonstrate the viability of storing large amounts of data on DNA molecules. Since the data is recorded on individual nucleobase pairs in the DNA strand, DNA can actually store more information per cubic millimeter than flash memory or even some experimental storage techs. Read the full story at Mashable.