11.2022 - Scientists develop a Bacillus chassis as a vessel for long-term DNA data storage due to its ability to survive under extreme conditions in its spore state.

10.2022 - Without new technologies, the government risks losing billions of gigabytes of data over the next decade.

“The federal government has an exponentially growing data storage burden, but agencies don’t have exponentially growing budgets for data storage,” adds David Markowitz, program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

Take synthetic DNA. This high-tech approach to storing data uses computer programs to convert binary data into a collection of digital sequences that encode data. IARPA’s Molecular Information Storage program uses new strands of DNA with the same nucleotides as natural DNA — A, T, G and C — to package data into a 3D volume.

08.2022 - The satellite on which the DNA chip with your information will be placed in low orbit. Therefore, it will be protected with a layer of polyethylene. Research shows that polyethylene is 50% better at shielding solar flares and is 15% better at shielding galactic cosmic radiation as compared to aluminum ( Space Faring -The Radiation Challenge , NASA: ). The Data will be protected with additional layer of thermal insulation. Temperature on satellite is: –65 ºC to +125 ºC. In 1 year, satellite can experience 9000 of such temperature cycles. Orbit decay info soon.

Europe will invest in DNA data storage research. "The objective is to develop an ambitious acceleration programme—from conception to market—for new data storage devices in molecular media. Its activity will begin with research at 16 selected laboratories." ( )

07.2022 - DNA Data Storage Alliance Joins SNIA and Begins Technical Work to Create an Interoperable DNA Data Storage Ecosystem.

QuTech, Eurofiber and Juniper Networks have launched a Quantum testbed connecting several datacenter locations in The Netherlands. This testbed enables, amongst other applications of quantum cryptography, a way for partners to explore secure communications based on the fundamental laws of quantum physics.

06.2022 - The need to save more and more data in DNA is mentioned in the recent report on the future of bioeconomics in the US. A similar report is expected in the EU in a few months.

06.2022 The National Science Foundation funds project to develop a synthetic biology/optogenetics teaching module for high school classrooms, starting ASAP.:

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the United States government that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering.