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Complex Biological Computer Commands Living Cells


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Ribocomputer

Ribocomputer: Loops and other shapes in RNA act as a series of logic gates that detect input RNA signals [red] to determine the protein output of a ribosome [purple].

Credit: Alexander Green

Researchers have developed a biological computer that functions inside living bacterial cells and tells them what to do, according to a report published yesterday in Nature.

From IEEE Spectrum
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