Theoretical and Computational Biophysics Group. Biological computer created at Stanford. Posted: 03/29/2013 07:42:14 AM PDT0 Comments A team of Stanford engineers has made a simple computer inside a living cell, where it could detect disease, warn of toxic threats and, where danger lurked, even self-destruct cells gone rogue.
10 minute Video presentation included at end of article is understandable description of bioengineering of the basic switches for this cellular computer, more than a year's worth of scientific endeavor :) Comic book version available via link requires membership to host site in order to download or view :! – mojojuju
The startling achievement, unveiled in Friday's issue of the journal Science, takes us to a new frontier -- where nature's instruction manual is being programmed to deliver information long-concealed within our bodies.
"We're going to be able to put computers inside any living cell you want," said lead researcher Drew Endy of Stanford's School of Engineering. "Any place you want a little bit of logic, a little bit of computation, a little bit of memory -- we're going to be able to do that. " The creation completes 10 years of work and represents the final chapter of Stanford researchers' quest to build the biological computer.
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