MSN: Scientists prove it's possible to build a DNA computer

Press / Media: Research

Release date: 3/3/2017

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Scientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If you think of DNA as being the code for generating life, then it's not hard to see it as capable of performing other tasks. Just as the four key proteins of DNA can be combined to tell white blood cells to attack infections or grow hair, they could also theoretically be used to analyze massive amounts of climate data... or you know, render a disturbingly realistic Nazi to shoot in the face.

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TitleScientists prove it's possible to build a DNA computer
Media name / outletMSN
CountryUnited States
Date3/03/17
DescriptionScientists at the University of Manchester, led by Professor Ross D. King, have created a new DNA-based computing device. If you think of DNA as being the code for generating life, then it's not hard to see it as capable of performing other tasks. Just as the four key proteins of DNA can be combined to tell white blood cells to attack infections or grow hair, they could also theoretically be used to analyze massive amounts of climate data... or you know, render a disturbingly realistic Nazi to shoot in the face.
URLwww.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-prove-its-possible-to-build-a-dna-computer/ar-AAnH8VL
PersonsRoss King

Keywords

  • computer science, DNA

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