This article sheds a lot of light on how programming and engineering principles can be applied directly to living cells to alter their function. For example, the study's ribocomputer can create "conditionals" where an input such as detection of some substance can result in an output action defined by the computer. Perhaps biocomputing can even be used to cure genetic diseases in the future.
Prerana is a senior at Mission San Jose High School who is fascinated with computers and artificial intelligence. Currently, she is an intern at UC Berkeley's HART Lab where she works with sensors in AI research. She is co-captain of Transformerz, her all girls robotics team, and also the VP of her [...]