24C3 Hacking DNA - A Lecture Answered
Drew Endy, of MIT's Biological Engineering department, gives a lecture on hacking the only thing that is (for now) un-hackable: Us.
The talk's all about the frontier on Biological Engineering, in particular DNA programming.
Essentially, they're starting to develop abstraction levels for DNA programming, building modular components analogous to those used by mechanical or electrical engineers. Endy speculates that eventually, this will develop into a viable, hackable, source for materials and components that could be used by everyday hackers.
I found this incredible, but mostly awesome! What do you think?