To err is human, injecting DNA itself is divine … apparently? At least that was perhaps the idea behind one of the most spectacular scientific experiments of 2018.
Teenager Adrien Locatelli from the French city of Grenoble translated the names of Jewish characters from the Book of Genesis into the Bible, and the entire 13th chapter of the Qur'an, Surah Ar-Ra'd, asking himself in DNA code : "Is this even possible?"
Locatelli exchanged any Hebrew character in the Genesis book with DNA code from the letters "ACGT." . He did, however, exclude the passages he considered "controversial" for .
Using an online tool, the teenage biohacker was able to translate the nucleotide information (building blocks for DNA and RNA) into protein sequences into which he then injected each of his thighs.
The student had no idea what effect the penetration of the unknown proteins into his body had on what he considered a unique experiment. He had no adverse side effects except for a swollen leg that lasted several days. It is unclear whether the Bible or the Qur'anic proteins induced the swelling.
"Recent studies have shown that information can be encrypted with DNA and stored in this form. I became the first creature in which the text is stored. This is very symbolic, even if it brings no benefit, "Locatelli said in his published study in 19459005.
Locatelli was much mocked in the online science community, which was apparently confused in its methodology and motivation for the Internet, completely bizarre experiment.
OK, 2018 can not end fast enough: some French high school students translated part of the Bible and Koran into a protein sequence, made a rAAV vector and a cyclic peptide, injected them into the thigh and then published the following form : https://t.co/fC5CMSQk0Z[19459002-SriKosuri(@srikosuri) December 14, 2018
I know the odds that a nonsense protein is near a dangerous problem Space is relatively small But this kind of avant-garde attitude and disregard of ethics to science scares me that the end of humanity is an idiote n is incumbent.
– Ella Watkins (@Ella_Watkins_) December 15, 2018
There's no face big enough for that … at least the title makes a pretty clear statement …
– Aaron (@aaron_mckenna) December 14, 2018
Interesting selection of texts (unclear why he turned off some parts of Genesis, choice of surah, perception of power and weakness of untruth, does not look random either, so a guy spends at least $ 1,000 for one protein and then prepare another 7 mg (at his lyceum?)?
– Dmitry Baranov (@bardmital) December 15, 2018
Well, that's a possibility of superpowers.
– Justin Caram (@jrcaram) 14 December 2018
Biohacking is an experiment that seeks to improve the qualities or capabilities of living organisms (typically humans) through a variety of techniques, including genetic engineering processing of genes implants or the use of synthesized drugs.
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