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April 17, 2017

Microsoft bets big on storing reams of data on fragments of DNA

written by Meghana Keshavan

Bay Area startup Twist Bioscience is working with Microsoft and University of Washington to find ways to store data on DNA. Twist has miniaturized the DNA synthesis process, and says it’s able to write DNA faster, at a lower cost, and at a higher throughput than most other synthesis companies. So far,…

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Bases loaded: Microsoft, S.F. syn-bio company expand deal to store data in DNA

written by Ron Leuty

Microsoft Corp. is expanding its deal with pioneering synthetic biology company Twist Bioscience to buy 10 million strands of DNA for deeper studies into data storage using the molecules that store the genetic code for humans and most other organisms. The deal builds on an earlier purchase of DNA produced by San…

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UW, Microsoft and Twist Bioscience double down on DNA data storage experiments

written by Alan Boyle

Twist Bioscience says it’s extending its collaboration with Microsoft and the University of Washington on a project aimed at perfecting a process for encoding digital data in DNA molecules. In a news release issued today, San Francisco-based Twist said Microsoft will purchase 10 million strands of synthetic DNA from the company for use…

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Forget Transistors: Data Storage Goes Biological Thanks to Microsoft, University of Washington and Twist Bioscience

written by Emilia Díaz

Computer giant Microsoft just announced the purchase of 10 million strands of DNA from Twist Bioscience for expanded digital storage research. This follows an initial purchase agreement made in April 2016, and the achievement of a key milestone for the initiative shortly afterwards: storing a record 200 megabytes of data on DNA,…

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March 2, 2017

DNA could store all of the world’s data in one room

written by Robert Service

Humanity has a data storage problem: More data were created in the past 2 years than in all of preceding history. And that torrent of information may soon outstrip the ability of hard drives to capture it. Now, researchers report that they’ve come up with a new way to encode digital data in…

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