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Binary Code Can Now Copy Itself Like DNA

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Strings of binary arent all that different from strands of organic DNA; they both carry actionable information encoded into reconfigurable symbols. And, like DNA, with enough replication and slight variations, software could become resistant to viral attacks through digital biodiversity.

Taking inspiration from nature, scientists at the University of Denmarks Center for Fundamental Living Technology (FLinT) devised a method that allowed information strings made of binary code to autonomously...


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