The human body is more powerful than the world’s fastest sports car.
It adapts to its surroundings, it processes information on the fly, and it is unique to only one individual in the whole entire ...
But it doesn’t stop there. The human body is able to store an enormous amount of information inside that frame of flesh and bone.
This infographic explains just how much digital information is stored in the human genome.
1) DNA is the blueprint of the human genome.
2) Humans carry 46 chromosomes; 23 each from mom and dad.
3) A DNA molecule looks like a twisted ladder composed of nitrogen bases: adenine (A), thymine (T), cytosine (C), and guanine (G). These bases can connect four ways: A-T, T-A, G-C, or C-G.
4) Within these 46 chromosomes there are about 6x10^9 base pairs.
5) The four base pair combinations can be represented in a binary format like data.
6) Now we can calculate how many "bytes" of data are in the human genome.
7) So how much data is in the average human body? 75 Billion fully loaded 16gb ipads!
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