Be your own intelligent designer! Specifically, create life from simple chemicals, information from nothing! You have to create a genetic code from simple chemicals:
Wealthy investors are offering a $10m prize to the first scientific team that can create a genetic code from simple chemicals — reproducing the unknown process that led billions of years ago to DNA as the vehicle for transmitting information in life on Earth. The Evolution 2.0 prize is an initiative by Perry Marshall, an online marketing entrepreneur based in Chicago. It will be judged by prominent scientists, including George Church, genetics professor at Harvard university, and Denis Noble, the Oxford university biologist who was the first to model the human heart on a computer…Clive Cookson, “Entrepreneurs offer $10m prize for cracking mystery of DNA” at Financial Times
The entire $10 million will go only to a “patentable” coding system, with the sponsors of the prize as partners with the winner in commercialization.
Here’s the official Natural Code Prize vid:
Hat tip: Philip Cunningham
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