Re: Biological steganography

Damien Broderick (
Thu, 07 Oct 1999 17:13:53 +0000

At 02:10 PM 6/10/99 -0400, David Lubkin wrote:

> placing or hiding messages inside biological organisms.

>Variant 2: Commercial genetic-engineering firms use PGP to encipher a
>message, which they place in the introns of modified products they sell, as
>proof of the authenticity of the product.

A nice version is new writer Chris Lawson's nifty story `Written in Blood' (in Asimov's, June 99, and almost simultaneously in my new anthology - co-edited with David Hartwell - CENTAURUS: THE BEST OF AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE FICTION), where the text of Koran appears in a very strange place...

Damien Broderick