DNA Synthesis


Visible to the public Secure Cyber-Physical DNA Manufacturing for Life Science Applications and Ultra-Long-Term Data Storage

This first-year project will develop a cyber-physical co-design process and apply it to the manufacturing of large-scale libraries of synthetic DNA oligonucleotides. Synthetic DNA plays an essential role in genomics research, and is poised for widespread consumption if its costs can be lowered dramatically, as large libraries of different DNA sequences are particularly useful in genetic analysis. DNA is also being investigated as a high-density medium for archival storage of digital data.