SETI in vivo: testing the we-are-them hypothesis

  title={SETI in vivo: testing the we-are-them hypothesis},
  author={M. A. Makukov and Vladimir I. Shcherbak},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={127 - 146}
Abstract After it was proposed that life on Earth might descend from seeding by an earlier extraterrestrial civilization motivated to secure and spread life, some authors noted that this alternative offers a testable implication: microbial seeds could be intentionally supplied with a durable signature that might be found in extant organisms. In particular, it was suggested that the optimal location for such an artefact is the genetic code, as the least evolving part of cells. However, as the… 



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