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What I was getting at is that no definition of the type of information has been given. Nor has a definition of "contains" been given. It could be said that the state of every particle in every cell is information -- to reproduce a human exactly you would need this information after all. I think there are more than a few Terabytes of information involved in recording the exact position of sub-atomic particles...
Purely going on DNA do you count non-human cells such as bacteria, viruses and other parasites, symbiotes and the like?
The question was too general and no working was given for the answer so 42, 13.37 and 14 are equally as valid.
If it is going on DNA it could be argued that, since all nucleated cells contain effectively the same DNA sequence, the information content is that of one strand of DNA plus a few diffs.
an average human = 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100001 01110110 01100101 01110010 01100001 01100111 01100101 00100000 01101000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 = 128 bits and to make it mildly naughty : 256* nibbles, which could, by some standards, be considered foreplay.
I know it's a bit daft but it does answer the question.
edit : *oops I doubled the wrong one. 16 bytes : 32 nibbles. Hmmm, not so good. Premature paronomasia.