DNA Data Writer

Cutting-Edge Data Storage


Our digital world is creating new data by the sextillion, and storing it is costly and takes up physical space. CATALOG took inspiration from the human body’s efficient system for storing genetic information to create the DNA Data Writer, which prints data on blank, synthetic strands of DNA. The company recently printed and stored 16 gigabytes of the English text version of Wikipedia on DNA in about 12 hours—roughly 1,000 times faster than previously achieved rates. Commercial pilot testing is set for 2020. —Jason Cipriani

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