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Earth Science

Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions 97

First time accepted submitter ssasa writes "A Virginia Tech researcher is proposing a new naming system for all life on earth [based on each organism's] genetic fingerprint — basically something like a hash function of an organism. Hash functions are in common use in software development. Hopefully it will pass some time before we see a hash collision between a cat and some dinosaur."
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Naming All Lifeforms On Earth With Hash Functions

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