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Biological computer destroys cancer cells

Researchers led by ETH professor Yaakov Benenson and MIT professor Ron Weiss have successfully incorporated a diagnostic biological "computer" network in human cells. This network recognizes certain cancer ...

Sep 01, 2011
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Biomedical engineers teach bacteria to count

Biomedical engineers at Boston University have taught bacteria how to count. Professor James J. Collins and colleagues have wired a new sequence of genes that allow the microbes to count discrete events, opening the door ...

May 28, 2009
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How to control complex networks

At first glance, a diagram of the complex network of genes that regulate cellular metabolism might seem hopelessly complex, and efforts to control such a system futile.

May 12, 2011
5 / 5 (7) 3 | with audio podcast