Microsoft and University of Washington researchers team up for DNA storage

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to present the work of Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Twist Bioscience, where the teams have been utilizing DNA to store information. This was part of Singh Nano Week at the University of Pennsylvania. You can read all about it here.

This talk was put together with the assistance of Karin Strauss, a researcher in Computer Architecture at Microsoft Research (MSR).

One of the more interesting parts of their work is highlighted here (from the article):

“The Microsoft-UW team stored digital versions of works of art (including a high-definition video by the band OK Go!), the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in more than 100 languages, the top 100 books of Project Guttenberg and the nonprofit Crop Trust’s seed database on DNA strands.”



Learn more about Microsoft’s DNA storage project

Read the University of Washington story and Q&A on the project

Read the Twist Bioscience press release

Follow Karin Strauss on Twitter

New York Times: Data storage on DNA can keep it safe for centuries



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