High School Student Injects The Book Of Genesis Into His Body
A student has injected himself with the Book of Genesis and the surah Ar-Ra'd (part of the Qur'an) because he "wondered whether it would be possible".
Adrien Locatelli, a high school student in Grenoble, France, decided to inject himself with several religious texts.
"Recent studies have reported that it is possible to convert any type of information into DNA for the purpose of storage," he wrote, publishing his initial results on the Open Science Framework.
"Since it is possible to convert digital information into DNA, I wondered whether it would be possible to convert a religious text into DNA and to inject it in a living being."
Seems like a good origin story for a religious superhero.
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(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 21 2018, @03:42PM (2 children)
Putting aside my incredulity that a high schooler has access to specially encoded DNA, why did this twit inject it and not just swallow it?
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday December 21 2018, @09:35PM (1 child)
Acid denatures proteins, the DNA would be near instantly garbled in the stomach. Injection keeps it intact until the immune system destroys it.
Still seems like a pretty reckless thing to do.
(Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday December 22 2018, @11:05AM
I don't think this person has logic as a base processing ability anymore