Forward Error Correction for DNA Data Storage

  title={Forward Error Correction for DNA Data Storage},
  author={Meinolf Blawat and Klaus Gaedke and Ingo Huetter and Xiao-Ming Chen and Brian Turczyk and Samuel Inverso and Benjamin Pruitt and George Church},
We report on a strong capacity boost in storing digital data in synthetic DNA. In principle, synthetic DNA is an ideal media to archive digital data for very long times because the achievable data density and longevity outperforms today’s digital data storage media by far. On the other hand, neither the synthesis, nor the amplification and the sequencing of DNA strands can be performed error-free today and in the foreseeable future. In order to make synthetic DNA available as digital data… CONTINUE READING