DNA-based Media Storage - State-of-the-Art, Challenges, Use Cases and Requirements
October 26, 2020

JPEG standards are used in storage and archival of digital pictures. This puts the JPEG Committee is a good position to address the challenges of DNA-based storage by proposing an efficient image coding format to create artificial DNA molecules. JPEG DNA has been established as an exploration activity within the JPEG Committee to study use cases, to identify requirements and to assess the state of the art in DNA storage for the purpose of image archival using DNA in order to launch a standardization activity. To this end, a first workshop was organised on 30 September 2020. Presentations made at the workshop are available here (ZIP, 67.8 MB). You can also watch the presentations here.

At its 89th meeting, the JPEG Committee released a second version of a public document that describes its findings regarding storage of digital images using artificial DNA. In this framework, JPEG DNA ad hoc group was reconducted in order to continue its activities to further refine the above-mentioned document and to organise a second workshop.

The JPEG DNA AHG mailing list is open to public and all stakeholders and interested parties in media technologies and applications that can benefit from DNA storage technologies are invited to join the mailing list and to take part in the activities by registering here.