“OK,” I said, “we can do this. All I need is a librarian, an architect, and a planetary scientist.”
But let’s start from the beginning.
Proteins. They are awesome. In the human body, proteins do all the work. They hold things in place, they move things, they make things, they destroy things. They can store and transmit information (and those that do are my favourites). But how might a protein store information?