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November 18, 2016

GAME CHANGERS: The year’s emerging trends to watch and high-momentum startups with world-changing potential.

written by Nicholas Pappageorge

Twist Bioscience’s synthesized DNA could help pioneer DNA computing, which writes data into synthetic nucleotides. DNA can last 2000+ years without deterioration, and a single gram can store almost 1T gigabytes of data. Twist is partnered with Microsoft to develop this technology.

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September 12, 2016

Rewriting DNA Synthesis

written by Emily Leproust

Traditional methods of DNA synthesis are slow and costly, and hinder the design-build-test cycle for creating optimal gene sequences and protein variants. This article presents a novel approach that will allow researchers to explore synthetic biology’s full potential.

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July 23, 2016

Scientists work toward storing digital information in DNA

written by Malcolm Ritter

Her computer, Karin Strauss says, contains her "digital attic" - a place where she stores that published math paper she wrote in high school, and computer science schoolwork from college. She'd like to preserve the stuff "as long as I live, at least," says Strauss, 37.

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July 8, 2016

Microsoft (MSFT) Reports Huge Breakthrough In DNA Data Storage

written by Avaneesh Pandey

Imagine a future where all the data in the world is stored in a device the size of a shoebox. In a significant step toward realizing this vision, Microsoft on Thursday announced that it had successfully stored 200MB of data on strands of synthetic DNA, surpassing the previous record of 22MB. In a statement…

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July 7, 2016

Microsoft Reports a Big Leap Forward for DNA Data Storage

written by Andrew Rosenblum

It looks like a test tube with dried salt at the bottom, but Microsoft says it could be the future of data storage. The company reported today that it had written roughly 200 megabytes of data, including War and Peaceand 99 other literary classics, into DNA. Researchers have demonstrated that digital data can…

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