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Estate of James Joyce Send Cease and Desist Over DNA Sequence

http://blogs.forbes.com/davidewalt/2011/03/14/craig-venters-genetic-typo/

For those not clicking through, Craig Venters and his team developed DNA artificially with a computer and then substituted it for natural DNA in a bacterium, creating the first artificial life (at least, entirely artificial DNA embedded in a cell). To distinguish natural DNA from artificial DNA, Venters included numerous quotes from famous authors, including the James Joyce quote: “To live, to err, to fall, to triumph, to recreate life out of life.”

The Estate sent Venters and Cease and Desist letter.
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