So I'm the owner of a startup which is going to make our lives easier with custom-DNA creatures! Our few first products are selling very well and nothing was wrong until last week's events.
Another company has bought one of our products and just decoded the entire DNA sequence, then changed a few things and resold them as their own, consuming our income. It's pretty bad for us, but still ok, because we are able to sue them.
Now imagine if some terrorists stole our viruses (nothing illegal, we use them for therapy) and changed (well-developed, readable) code to do some really bad things (like just killing for a start - or even worse).
So our plan is to set up some sort of encryption! But it seems hard to do.
Is there any easy way to set up encryption, or at least make DNA way less readable?
Bonus points for
- Encrypting RNA too
- Cells dividing without a decryption process
- Some DNA variations
- Making protein sequences harder to find as well