Genetics: Why Prince Charles is So Wrong

“The genetic code is truly digital, in exactly the same sense as computer codes. This is not some vague analogy, it is the literal truth. Moreover, unlike computer codes, the genetic code is universal. Modern computers are built around a number of mutually incompatible machine languages, determined by their processor chips. The genetic code, on the other hand, with a few very minor exceptions, is identical in every living creature on this planet, from sulphur bacteria to giant redwood trees, from mushrooms to men.” Richard DawkinsGenetics: Why Prince Charles is So WrongCheckbiotech)

Note: The title of this piece most likely refers to a 2000 lecture series in which Britain’s Prince Charles spoke against genetic engineering.