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Stanford leaps ahead on creating biological computers

Original post made on Mar 29, 2013

A team of Stanford University bioengineers has created a biological transistor that allows engineers to compute inside living cells.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, March 29, 2013, 9:57 AM

Comments (5)

Posted by randy albin, a resident of Mountain View
on Mar 29, 2013 at 10:26 am

what's next? computing and configuring inside the brain itself? some people must dream up these possibilities and conduct the following research. credit goes to reporting such academia. most readers can't grasp the scope of this yet at least let readers know about this kind of leap of faith


Posted by Ben Coblentz, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2013 at 11:12 am

Very cool!


Posted by Alan Eft, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Does this have an application for turning off the reproduction of cancer cells?


Posted by Lineman for the City, a resident of another community
on Mar 29, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Alan,

Another article mentions cancer cells: Web Link

I like the last line of this article "Biological computers will probably obviate the use of many pharmaceutical drugs."


Posted by CrescentParkAnon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:10 pm

CREEPY, I want my computer in my office, car, phone, desktop, microwave over ... just about anywhere BUT MY FRICKIN' DNA ... storm the castle with pitchforks and revoke Dr. Frankenstein's license! ;-)


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