Putting Your Signature on a Gene

A little IPR gamesmanship (arrogance?) from an acknowledged master: Synthetic Genome: Signed, Sealed, Decoded

Dr. Venter announced last week in the journal Science that his team had become the first to synthesize the complete DNA of a bacterium. He revealed that the genome had five “watermarks,” sequences of genetic code that would spell words using the letters for the amino acids that would be produced by the DNA.