Thursday, August 10, 2017

Encode a computer virus -- in DNA!!

Long day running between meetings -- and this isn't proteomics -- but I have to post this.

These guys encoded a strand of DNA that was actually a computer virus -- and could potentially hack the DNA sequencer....

Sounds dumb till you consider the fact that some sport agencies have been considering genetic testing for alterations like the "mighty mouse gene" for a while. Tough to do that when the sequencers all crash!

Sure -- this is Sci-Fi stuff now -- but I really liked the article.

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