[hackerspaces] DNA Spray in Amsterdam?

Koen Martens gmc at sonologic.nl
Tue Feb 15 10:52:51 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 09:37:57AM +0100, Yves Quemener wrote:
> On 02/15/2011 04:58 AM, Chris Weiss wrote:
> > it's just a name.  While there is such
> > a thing as synthetic DNA that actually does imitate real DNA including
> > the ability replicate, this stiff is not that.  it's just a specially
> > encoded compound that's registered and traceable.  The SmartWater
> > variant claims to use a rare earth metal soup that's even fireproof.
> This article http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/world/europe/19rotterdam.html
> claims
> As far as the DNA is concerned, “the material is identical” to human DNA,
> [said Donald van der Laan, whose company, the Rhine Group, distributes the
> spray], “though there is a different sequence of components.”
> Now for the interesting question : what funky uses can a hacker find for a
> reserve of random DNA sequences ?

I wonder what unspeakable horrors we can produce by injecting such spray
into developing cells :)



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