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At Mind Matters: Could DNA be hacked, like software?


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It’s already been done. As a language, DNA can carry malicious messages:

People often say that our genome is like a language. For example, a recent science paper explains that “genomes appear similar to natural language texts, and protein domains can be treated as analogs of words.”1

For that reason, DNA can be used to encode messages …

But in some ways, our genomes are much more powerful than words. They are part of a process that utters not just ideas but living beings. Including human beings, who ourselves have ideas.

In August 2017, researchers announced that they had used DNA to encode malware to hack a computer program that reads genetic sequences:More.

Also at Mind Matters: How a computer programmer looks at DNA And finds it to be “amazing” code

Your phone knows everything now And in a world where no data is anonymous, yours may be sold to the highest bidder


The $60 billion-dollar medical data market is coming under scrutiny As a patient, you do not own the data and are not as anonymous as you think


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