Scientists are experimenting with the hacking of our very DNA to be able to fight disease, develop medicines and even store data within our biological material. We explore the technical, moral and ethical debates to be had around the subject, as well as coming up with a pun for the episode title, which is tenuous at best...

Stuff from the episode…

 
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Five frames of a galloping horse from Eadweard Muybridge’s Human and animal locomotion photography collection, encoded into E. coli bacteria.

Podcast music: Here's The Thing (Lee Rosevere) / CC BY-SA 4.0

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