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UW, Microsoft join $25M DNA data storage project

The University of Washington and Microsoft will take part in a federally funded effort to develop data storage techniques using synthetic DNA. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Automated DNA data storage demonstrated

DNA data storage holds the promise of putting huge amounts of information into a test tube — but who wants to carry test tubes around a data center all day? Researchers from Microsoft ahd the University of Washington are working … Continue reading

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Arch Mission gets set to send DNA library to moon

DNA-based data storage systems have been proposed as a theoretical way to preserve information for millennia on the moon, but the idea isn’t so theoretical anymore. The Arch Mission Foundation says it’s partnering with Microsoft, the University of Washington and Twist Bioscience to send … Continue reading

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DNA evidence zeroes in on 3 African ivory cartels

DNA evidence and lots of detective work have revealed the networks behind illegal trade in African elephant ivory, centering on three smuggling cartels in Kenya, Uganda and Togo. The case is laid out in a paper written by a team … Continue reading

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Find out how to store your data in DNA

Scientists from the University of Washington and Microsoft are improving their system for preserving digital data in strands of synthetic DNA — and they’re giving you the chance to participate. The UW-Microsoft team laid out the method in a research paper published … Continue reading

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DNA sequencer in space solves a mystery

NASA isn’t saying it’s aliens — but the space agency is touting its ability to identify organisms using the first DNA sequencer in orbit. Oxford Nanopore Technologies’ palm-sized MiniON sequencer was sent up to the International Space Station last year, and it’s … Continue reading

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How evildoers could hack into DNA data

Computer scientists are turning DNA into a new frontier for data storage and information processing, but a team from the University of Washington says it could become a frontier for cybercrime as well. To prove their point, the researchers turned a snippet … Continue reading

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