Borrowing from Nature to Build Better Computers: DNA Data Storage and Near-Molecule Processing

March 2, 2018

Luis Ceze

University of Washington

DNA data storage is an attractive option for digital datastorage because of its extreme density, durability and eternal relevance. This is especially attractive when contrasted with the exponential growth in world-wide digital data production. In this talk, we will present our efforts in building an end-to-end system, from the computational component of encoding and decoding to the molecular biology component of random access, sequencing and fluidics automation. We will also discuss some early efforts in building a hybrid electronic/molecular computer system that has the potential to offer more than just data storage.

Published on March 2nd, 2018

Last updated on February 22nd, 2018