Movie encoded into the DNA of bacteria
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Movie encoded into the DNA of bacteria

An image and short movie have been encoded in DNA, using the units of inheritance as a medium for storing information.

Using the genome editing tool known as Crispr, US scientists inserted a GIF - five frames of a horse galloping - into the DNA of bacteria.

The frames are of the horse Annie G, captured in the late 19th Century by the British photography pioneer Eadward Muybridge.