• This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

    NEW YORK (AP) — Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her “digital attic” — a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college.