Genetics | Vital to the fate of an organism is the passing of DNA onto the next generation. The heart seed vine, whose name contains both heart and seed, has an appearance similar to a balloon. It too leaves behind its DNA by sending its seeds far into the distance in their heart shaped pods. Inanimate objects, as we know, do not contain the type of DNA information stored in seeds. However, the Japanese arts and spirit have a supernatural aura and a life force that continue to be inherited like genetics.