I’ve heard this before, and am now more interested:
In the sequence chain, Ventner encoded–how?–at least two quotations.
One was from Feynman, which he apparently got seriously wrong, and another by James Joyce, whose estate, notorious for its ball-busting, demanded he pull it. Cite.
He said that he would rewrite the genetic code.
- I think its cool, in a high-school way. But, as a major scientific project resource already in use, filled with essentially are easter eggs…WTF?? And its now going to change at the modeler’s whim because of some sophomoric stunts?
- I am sure there is a lot more private jokey (even if meaningful to some–hell, look at my name) inclusions in the code. Again…WTF?
- Is it even made public what the process is to “encode” plain text to a DNA sequence?