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After finding the reference number for the synthetic Mycoplasma genitalium, Wired Science looked up the five watermarks in the organism's Genbank entry. The five coded messages are not Latin poetry as Icon Genetics used in their Arabidopsis thaliana demonstration, but rather are: VENTERINSTITVTE, CRAIGVENTER, HAMSMITH, CINDIANDCLYDE, and GLASSANDCLYDE.

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