Borrowing from Nature to Build Better Computers: DNA Data Storage and Beyond

November 21, 2017

As our capacity to produce and collect data grows, we are quickly reaching the limit of mainstream storage technologies, yet our ability to engineer biomolecules is rapidly improving. Nature may be our best inspiration for future computer systems. Computer scientist Luis Ceze, who along with partners at the UW and Microsoft, has developed a process to encode, store and retrieve data in DNA that broke a world record for the technology.

Hank Levy, director, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, UW
Luis Ceze, professor, Computer Science & Engineering, UW