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Synthetic biology and evolution: newyorker.com - http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/09/28/090928fa_fact_s...
“If you could complement evolution with a secondary path, decode a genome, take it off- line to the level of information”—in other words, break it down to its specific sequences of DNA the way one would break down the code in a software program—“we can then design whatever we want, and recompile it,” ‎- courant