Researchers show how malware encoded into physical strands of DNA can be used to infect computers running gene-sequencing software (Andy Greenberg/Wired)

Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Researchers show how malware encoded into physical strands of DNA can be used to infect computers running gene-sequencing software  —  WHEN BIOLOGISTS SYNTHESIZE DNA, they take pains not to create or spread a dangerous stretch of genetic code that could be used to create a toxin or, worse, an infectious disease.


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