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January 13, 2009

Molecular RNA Computers

Two scientists at California Institute of Technology have developed molecular computers which self-assemble from RNA within living cells. The RNA computers currently perform low-level logic operations, but may someday be programmable and able to react to specific conditions within a cell. Christine Smolke, who carried out the research with Maung Nyan Win, suggests that smart drug delivery systems could be designed which would target cancer cells. The full results of the research were published in Science.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at January 13, 2009 6:20 PM
category: Design & Engineering

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