Hackers Can Now Store Malware on DNA

Hackers Can Now Store Malware on DNA
Mary Cloud Taylor/The Daily Inter Lake via AP

Your DNA is packed with a lot of information, but typically it comes pre-loaded. It's your DNA, after all. But increasingly, scientists and researchers are learning ways to load all kinds of additional data onto DNA made in labs—including computer viruses.
New research that came out Thursday from the University of Washington demonstrates how hackers were able to encode malware into a short strand of DNA.

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