Booting Up a New Species

DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) is like life’s software. We can now manufacture DNA in a sequencer, insert it into a denucleated cell and it takes over the cell and directs it to manufacture proteins. The cell reproduces and all you find in the progeny are the new DNA and the new-style proteins. The process effectively boots up a new species leaving behind no trace of the old.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)