Hacking the President’s DNA: When Synthetic Biology Meets National Security

Hacking the President’s DNA

The U.S. government is surreptitiously collecting the DNA of world leaders, and is reportedly protecting that of Barack Obama. Decoded, these genetic blueprints could provide compromising information. Singularity University Faculty Andrew Hessel & Marc Goodman, and Abundance co-author Steven Kotler assert that, in the not-too-distant future, the data may provide something more as well—the basis for the creation of personalized bioweapons that could take down the president and leave no trace. Read the full article at The Atlantic.