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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': In the pilot episode, the Klingon courier Klaang carried [[ArtisticLicenseBiology information injected directly into his DNA]], concerning the Suliban's attempts to destabilize the Empire.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': Klingons are NOT dumb. A Klingon scientist temporarily posted on the ''Enterprise-D'' modified a hyposyringe with an optical chip reader, and would use that to transform digital information from the ship's computers into amino acid sequences. Then he would inject someone without their knowledge, and the information would be carried in their bodies in their bloodstream as inert proteins, which could be extracted at any time by another spy. ''Damn, son!''
** It seems that by the 24th century, the Klingons have actually learned a few things. This is slightly more plausible than the ''Enterprise'' example.

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* ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'': In the pilot episode, the Klingon courier Klaang carried [[ArtisticLicenseBiology information injected directly into his DNA]], concerning the Suliban's attempts to destabilize the Empire.
Empire. Probably intended as a CallForward to the TNG example, but the writers couldn't expect [[ViewersAreMorons the audience]] to recognize a graphic of an amino acid sequence as conveying information and all the dialogue was in un-subtitled Klingon so they used the instantly recognizable DNA helix.
* ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'': ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'':
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Klingons are NOT dumb. A Klingon scientist temporarily posted on the ''Enterprise-D'' modified a hyposyringe with an optical chip reader, and would use that to transform digital information from the ship's computers into amino acid sequences. Then he would inject someone without their knowledge, and the information would be carried in their bodies in their bloodstream as inert proteins, which could be extracted at any time by another spy. ''Damn, son!''
** It seems that by the 24th century, the Klingons have actually learned a few things. This is slightly more plausible than the ''Enterprise'' example.
son!''


* [[EmperorScientist Ansem the Wise]] hides research data within [[TheHero Sora]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', although it is left vague on how he does this.

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* [[EmperorScientist Ansem the Wise]] hides research data within [[TheHero Sora]] in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsI'', although it is left vague on how he does this.


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* [[http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/12393/ This Article describes the phenomenon in RealLife.]] Portrayals in fiction vary considerably in their accuracy.

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* The ''VideoGame/{{Marathon}}'' mod, ''Rubicon'', starts on a crashed UESC spaceship, and Durandal at one point tasks you with finding him an ID card that can let him get at its computer systems, since they apparently store data in ''chemical'' form.


* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Data pollen. Literally, pollen from plants that's encoded with newsfeeds, advertising and other information. Breathed in, it releases the information to the nervous system. It's linked to degeneration of the synapses in the brain and goes in and out of legality several times over the series.

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* ''{{Transmetropolitan}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Transmetropolitan}}'': Data pollen. Literally, pollen from plants that's encoded with newsfeeds, advertising and other information. Breathed in, it releases the information to the nervous system. It's linked to degeneration of the synapses in the brain and goes in and out of legality several times over the series.


* [[EmperorScientist Ansem the Wise]] hides research data within [[TheHero Sora]] in ''KingdomHearts'', although it is left vague on how he does this.

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* [[EmperorScientist Ansem the Wise]] hides research data within [[TheHero Sora]] in ''KingdomHearts'', ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'', although it is left vague on how he does this.



* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series - ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' and ''DevilSurvivor2'' in particular - is the concept that ''everything'' ultimately boils down to data. This is implied to be how [[spoiler: the Embryon were first reincarnated into the simulated world of the Junkyard]], and linked with the notion of the AkashicRecords to explain how [[spoiler: Polaris is systematically destroying the world - and how it can be restored afterwards]].

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* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series - ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' and ''DevilSurvivor2'' ''VideoGame/DevilSurvivor2'' in particular - is the concept that ''everything'' ultimately boils down to data. This is implied to be how [[spoiler: the Embryon were first reincarnated into the simulated world of the Junkyard]], and linked with the notion of the AkashicRecords to explain how [[spoiler: Polaris is systematically destroying the world - and how it can be restored afterwards]].



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* In one ''Webcomic/DresdenCodak'' comic Kimiko can't find her flash drive, so she starts overwriting her own junk DNA. But then she finds something already written in it, [[spoiler: which turns out to be billion-year-old spam.]]


* ''{{Lexx}}'': Assistant Deputy Back-Up Courier Stanley Tweedle had vital data about the Divine Order's superweapon, the Lexx, encoded in amino acids stored in a false tooth.

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* ''{{Lexx}}'': ''{{Series/Lexx}}'': Assistant Deputy Back-Up Courier Stanley Tweedle had vital data about the Divine Order's superweapon, the Lexx, encoded in amino acids stored in a false tooth.


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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DNA_computing DNA Computing]]

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* In ''Literature/NextBreedOfThief'', this is the mechanism behind [=MEPHISTO=].


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* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series - ''DigitalDevilSaga'' and ''DevilSurvivor2'' in particular - is the concept that ''everything'' ultimately boils down to data. This is implied to be how [[spoiler: the Embryon were first reincarnated into the simulated world of the Junkyard]], and linked with the notion of the AkashicRecords to explain how [[spoiler: Polaris is systematically destroying the world - and how it can be restored afterwards]].

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* A recurring theme in the ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' series - ''DigitalDevilSaga'' ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' and ''DevilSurvivor2'' in particular - is the concept that ''everything'' ultimately boils down to data. This is implied to be how [[spoiler: the Embryon were first reincarnated into the simulated world of the Junkyard]], and linked with the notion of the AkashicRecords to explain how [[spoiler: Polaris is systematically destroying the world - and how it can be restored afterwards]].


* ''{{Fringe}}'' has done this a couple of times, notably in the first season when ZFT would leave a "calling card" in the DNA of their genetically engineered weapons.

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* ''{{Fringe}}'' ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' has done this a couple of times, notably in the first season when ZFT would leave a "calling card" in the DNA of their genetically engineered weapons.


* In ''{{Dune}}'', a distrans is a device for producing a temporary neural imprint on the nervous system of bats or birds. The creature's normal cry then carries the message imprint which can be sorted from that carrier wave by another distrans. In other words, it implants a message into the animal which can be later read in its normal vocalization, sort of like a modern-day telephone/radio scrambler.

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* In ''{{Dune}}'', ''Franchise/{{Dune}}'', a distrans is a device for producing a temporary neural imprint on the nervous system of bats or birds. The creature's normal cry then carries the message imprint which can be sorted from that carrier wave by another distrans. In other words, it implants a message into the animal which can be later read in its normal vocalization, sort of like a modern-day telephone/radio scrambler.



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* Biodata is a recurrent theme in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novels, especially the ones involving Faction Paradox, where it serves as a sci-fi counterpart to BloodMagic.

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* In ''Literature/NextBreedOfThief'', this is the mechanism behind [=MEPHISTO=].

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