DNA-based Data storage

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The Molecular Information Systems Lab (MISL) at the University of Washington built this nice, purple derivate of an OpenDrop. The team uses it to explores the intersection of information technology and molecular-level manipulation with applications such as DNA-based data storage. Source: https://apps.sciencefriday.com/data/reawakening.html

 

The Molecular Information Systems Lab (MISL) at the University of Washington explores the intersection of information technology and molecular-level manipulation using in-silico and wet lab experiments

It seems Sharon Newman who contacted me on the project and got an original OpenDrop device inspired Luis Ceze (left) and Karin Strauss (right).

And not just them, also Darpa seems interested: “Molecules offer a very different approach to ‘computing’ than the 0s and 1s of our existing digital systems,” says Anne Fischer, program manager for Darpa’s Molecular Informatics program

Source: https://www.wired.com/story/darpa-wants-to-build-an-image-search-engine-out-of-dna/

Pictures Credit: Dennis Wise/University of Washington