Pushing the boundaries of biology, a group of researchers was able to succeed in an utterly ambitious experiment—storing a movie in the DNA of a living bacteria cell. While storing data in DNA is not a fresh concept, this is the very first time information was encoded in the DNA of a living cell. A five-frame clip of a galloping pony from Eadweard Muybridge’s immortalized Human and Animal Locomotion series of 1878  was used by scientists for this purpose. Incidentally, the galloping pony was the very first ever example of a moving image and has now become the very first movie ever to be encoded in the DNA of a living cell. Led by George Church, a team from Harvard University’s[…]