kkleiner writes: There are four hidden messages coded into the DNA of the world's first synthetic bacteria that was recently created by the Craig Venter Institute. Hidden within is: an explanation of the coding system used, a URL address for those who crack the code to go visit, a list of 46 authors and contributors, and a series of famous quotes. The presence of these watermarks verifies that M. mycoides JCVI-syn1.0 truly is synthetic and demonstrates the precision and power of JCVI’s new techniques in synthetic biology.
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