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Why are DNA samples stored as biochemical samples and not binary data?

The answer by Charles Grant is absolutely correct, especially with respect to our limitations with sequencing DNA of biological origin. I'd like to add that DNA is also a much more stable storage ...
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Why are DNA samples stored as biochemical samples and not binary data?

One reason DNA samples are kept is because we might want to do further analysis using them. If we relied on digital records we'd have to synthesize the physical DNA from the digital record, adding an ...
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