This might be a few months’ old but it’s a pretty crazy story:
Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence. https://t.co/4BdKXzRsp8 pic.twitter.com/agJfnpJJnI
— Geoff Manaugh (@bldgblog) August 10, 2017
So in other words, it’s now theoretically possible to encode malicious software into strands of human DNA that can then be used to take over a computer system.
It’s true what they say. Sci-Fi plots are really writing themselves these days…