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.
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.”
Read the Twist Bioscience press release
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New York Times: Data storage on DNA can keep it safe for centuries-----------------------