ADVENT CALENDAR PUZZLE 20
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The DNA braids have colored links.
Each of the four braids have 16 colored links, which hints at a 64 hexadecimal seed.
The same colors can be found in the buttons of the Professor.
The 16 colored buttons are ordered from top to bottom and naturally correspond to the hex alphabet: 0123456789ABCDEF
There is a 17th color, it is a random mutation and must be bruteforced.
Notice the braids are slightly rotated, looking close, one braid is actually upside dow (which changes its order)
The order of the braids is given by their file name
The message from the professor ends with a ruler, the message itself has 64 words. Measuring the length of each words in hexadecimal makes the second seed.