Microminiaturized DNA

The DNA molecule is a marvel of microminiaturization. All of the DNA in every cell of every living creature on Earth could be packed into one container no bigger than a pea. Thus it could be possible to ship to distant planets the distilled essence of entire colonies, stored in tiny packets. The DNA molecules need be activated only at the appropriate moment, thereby providing enormous savings both in shipping weight and in cost. [1]

  1. Alan and Sally Landsburg, The Outer Space Connection, p.17, pub A.D.1975 []

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