Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News is again featuring a cryptogram challenge from Dr. Peter C. Johnson of Scintellix, Inc. This year’s puzzler is based on RNAi. The contest site will be providing a new clue every Monday until someone discovers a solution.
From the announcement:
GEN and Scintellix are coupling the art of cryptography, which was first leveraged in the military, with life science applications. Just as cellular arrays depict biological processes and require skill to interpret, cryptograms when deciphered reveal a hidden message. GEN’s Cryptogram Challenges use the colors displayed in arrays to encrypt text.
This latest puzzle will not only engage your lab skills but also pique your interest. Peter C. Johnson, M.D., President and CEO of Scintellix, has encoded a message in an image that depicts siRNA’s control of gene expression. “I created Cryptogram Challenge: RNAi as a distinct departure from previous Cryptogram Challenges,” says Dr. Johnson. “It will require a different mindset to solve—mirroring some of the complexities in the application of RNAi technology itself."
Link: 2010 Cryptogram Challenge…
Press release: GEN Launches Another Tantalizing Cryptogram Challenge…
Flashbacks: Amateur Cryptobiologists Invited to Take On Cipher Challenge; MicroArray $1500 Challenge… Hurry Before Jethro Ciphers It First!