Researchers have identified a mutation that prompts bacterial cells to acquire genetic memories 100 times more frequently than they do naturally. This discovery provides a powerful research tool and could bring scientists one step closer to developing DNA-based data storage devices. (1)
We insist on making the cosmos a big computer.
We want to make it ‘work’ better.
We imagine building machines.
And yet, go ask a wise man…
There is nothing to know.
There is nothing to make work.
Ask a wise man. He will tell you.
A bacterium already does and knows much more than he does…