It would be as ridiculous to lump all of these into a single genetic code as it would be to lump Morse Code into the genetic code.
You may have heard that all the DNA in your body, if stretched out, could reach to the Sun and back more than 70 times.
The waves may be huge and the surface roiling, but the deeper waters continue as they always have, essentially undisturbed.
Bacteria that conduct electricity with cables may be involved in everything from cleansing the oceans and enriching the soil to guarding our own teeth.
Certainly, in a context of global anxiety, this is a subject that needs to be approached with sensitivity and humility.