A couple of weeks ago, I speculated in a post called The Open Organism: Genetic Engineering in the Open Source Era on the possibility for hackers to build their own custom organisms like people build web apps now. Well, if that post got you so excited that you want to run out and start building new organisms, your new DNA "compiler" is for sale on Ebay for a mere $799. It fits on your desk and can take genetic code that looks like this, gatcctccat, and turn it into an actual DNA sequence. From there, it can be incorporated into actual organisms via widely known genetic engineering techniques.
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