Encoding text with GM bacteria

A Different Kind of Secret Code [news.sciencemag.org]

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3 Responses to “Encoding text with GM bacteria”

  1. Nadreck says:

    Don’t try and slide this trick past Worf: he totally PWND that spy who tried to send classified data out from the Enterprise using that trick.*

    * In the episode “Drumhead”.

  2. Strato Head says:

    Someone call Dr. Joel  Stussey… STAT!  (obscure?)

    “we’ve decoded the message…it says…. ‘ you’re fucking up your crops…asshole.”

  3. daemonsquire says:

    I’m reminded of the project (still in the works?) by Christian Bök, author of Eunoia, to encode a poem in bacterial DNA, which would then (via both clever word-play, and a bio-mechanism I am unable to quite fathom), produce a second poem in its next generation, and from thereon, alternate between poems one and two, for as long as the species of bacteria continues to exist.

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