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Submission + - Computing inside a living cell (stanford.edu)

Rozanne writes: The new issue of Stanford Medicine magazine (which I edit) has a story on Stanford professor Drew Endy's creation of microscopic computers out of biological components for use inside living cells. His work is a mash-up of molecular biology and computer engineering: Instead of a computer made of silicon, metal and plastic, it’s a computer made of DNA, RNA and enzymes. Endy says biologists are typically confounded at first when he explains how the computers work and how they could be used. In our story, writer Andy Myers explains in terms a biology nerd or computer nerd can understand.
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Computing inside a living cell

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We don't really understand it, so we'll give it to the programmers.

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