Friday, October 19, 2012

J Craig Venter wants to teleport DNA from Mars

Last week I heard a talk by J Craig Venter.  He said that all living things are robots with their programming held in their DNA. Further, he proposed sending a DNA analyzer to Mars to sequence the DNA from any life that is found. This would be encoded and transmitted back to Earth where a corresponding machine would re-build the DNA. Interesting stuff but a lot to take in during a 15 minute talk. I see this is being discussed on-line (although I haven't had time to follow the links). Google "j craig venter mars."