So cool! Opens up lots of possibilities. A silly one:CRISPR–Cas encoding of a digital movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria:
What about this?"DNA Tattoo artists will now be able to embed your favorite movie into your DNA."
I am more interested in plant genetics, growing money on trees could soon be real (bio mining). Explains the war on cash!
Admin or admin?CRISPR–Cas encoding of a digital movie into the genomes of a population of living bacteria:From what I can understand, they take a virus to "vaccinate" the bacteria (as it happens naturally: a bacterium engulfs the genetic material of an invading virus to evolve an inheritable immunity to it - meanwhile, the virus works on circumventing the defence mechanism).
That could mean that if we learn to decode information in the genome, we will be able to know the history of life from the start! Or, for those who aren't yet bored of modern technology (unlike our forum admin), DNA can be used as a hyper-efficient data storage. Which isn't toxic. Maybe a bit virulent if something goes wrong.
Quite!Scenario 1: Efficient pesticide-free farming, Arcadia (at least for the lucky ones) vs Scenario 2: Allergies, cancers, superbugs, end of civilisation