In a mystical use of genetic modification, a U.K. art group based in Japan has found a way to ensure that a person's DNA lives on long after their demise. Biopresence, founded by Georg Tremmel and Shiho Fukuhara, intends to infuse the DNA of recently deceased loved ones into trees, turning the plants into living memorials.
Basically, it can also be seen as a complex pattern of silent mutations," said Tremmel.
The trees will have no visual or significant genetic changes because all the human genes will be stored inside the tree, using Joe Davis' DNA Manifold method, which only affects the genotype of an organism.
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My thanks to Debbie Mieszala for telling me about this article.