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Biotechnology

DNA Script, partners get $23 million grant for data storage

by Melody M. Bomgardner
January 24, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 4

 

A team including DNA Script, a Paris-based synthetic nucleic acid manufacturer, has been awarded a contract worth up to $23 million from the US Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity for DNA-based data storage. With partners Illumina, Robert Nicol of Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, and Harvard University’s Donhee Ham, the group will develop sequence-controlled polymers that can store exabytes of data. The goal is reduced size, power, and cost requirements compared with conventional storage technologies.

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