Researchers bring new meaning to the term 'computer bug'

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 05:14 in Biology & Nature

US researchers have created ‘living computers` by genetically altering bacteria. The findings of the research, published in BioMed Central`s open access Journal of Biological Engineering, demonstrate that computing in living cells is feasible, opening the door to a number of applications including data storage and as a tool for manipulating genes for genetic engineering.

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