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In what looks like a scene from a science fiction film, a team of researchers from the University of Washington have successfully encoded physical DNA strands with malicious software.

For decades, scientists have studied human DNA to find a cure for genetically inherited diseases and to extend the human lifespan. However, as we enter a new generation of advanced computing, researchers are now looking for ways to load human DNA with additional information – including computer malware.

Nuclear weapons? Naaawww. This is your worst nightmare. WWIII is pretty much cut and dried. The bombs go off. Much of the planet's land surface ignites, and the living survivors will envy the dead. With biohacking, those of us unhacked humans can be hacked or "infected" with things that turn us into whatever the hackers intend us to be turned into, and we might not even know it.  To read more, click here.

Category: Science