Microsoft says it is making progress on DNA storage
Published in PC Hardware


Reached the minimum speed for viability

Microsoft making some headway, working with the University of Washington's Molecular Information Systems Laboratory, or MISL in creating a nanoscale DNA storage writer.

DNA stores the complete Wizard of Oz
Published in News
Monday, 27 July 2020 11:24

DNA stores the complete Wizard of Oz


Looks like we aren't in Kansas any more

A team of boffins at the University of Texas at Austin have stuffed a copy of the Wizard of Oz onto a strand of DNA.

Boffins can ID you with a single hair strand
Published in News
Friday, 22 November 2019 10:15

Boffins can ID you with a single hair strand


Bald murderers rejoice

The use of a new forensic technique could lead to prisons being full of hairy people.

Microsoft creates DNA drive
Published in PC Hardware
Friday, 22 March 2019 12:12

Microsoft creates DNA drive


Just a bit slow

Software King of the World Microsoft just booted up the first “DNA drive” for storing data.

Online DNA companies promise not to leak
Published in News
Thursday, 02 August 2018 11:45

Online DNA companies promise not to leak


Will ask your permission first

Ancestry, 23andMe and several other top genetic testing companies pledged on Tuesday not to share users' DNA data with others without consent.

DNA could become a storage device
Published in Cloud
Thursday, 22 February 2018 11:43

DNA could become a storage device

One zettabyte in one gram of DNA

Irish boffins may have come up with a storage solution which puts data in DNA.

Intel warns of evil end-of-the-world tech
Published in News
Wednesday, 02 August 2017 06:00

Intel warns of evil end-of-the-world tech


Rewrite your DNA on the fly


John Sotos, the chief medical officer of Intel, has warned that the same technology that might someday allow us to defeat illness unleashes the prospect of tailored diseases attacking individuals, families or even whole races and rewriting their genomes on the fly.

Microsoft wants to use DNA storage
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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 11:35

Microsoft wants to use DNA storage


If you run out of storage you can just spit.

Boffins from Microsoft and the University of Washington are planning to encode cloud data onto synthetic DNA molecules.

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer
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Wednesday, 29 March 2017 11:59

Boffins turn DNA into biocomputer


Still can’t play counterstrike


A team of boffins has come up with a way of genetically engineering the DNA of mammalian cells to carry out complex computations and create biocomputers.

Boffins work out how to build a self-replicating computer
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Age of Intel, Nvidia and AMD will be past


Boffins armed with white boards and slide rules claim it is possible to build a self-replicating computer that replaces silicon chips with processors made from DNA molecules.