So I read today for the first time about the Eucharistic miracle that occurred in Buenos Aires in 1996. This miracle was thoroughly documented and well-researched by independent scientists.
Now, operating on the assumption that the Host in this case is now the corporeal, bleeding heart tissue of Our Lord (and I am, of course), and is apparently genetically identical to the same heart tissue from the Miracle at Lanciano in the 8th century, doesn’t this mean that we have access to the DNA of Christ?
That seems to be the implication- I mean, according to the linked article, a number of forensic tests were performed on the tissue anyway; it doesn’t seem like that much of a stretch to analyze and record the particular DNA in full. That would mean that, contained in the cells of these miraculous hosts is the complete genetic information of Our Lord. I would think that that means it is theoretically possible to truly know what His holy face looked like, etc.
It’s strange to think about, but as a Chemistry student I couldn’t help but contemplate the implications.