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Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria

The illustration depicts Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron (white) living on mammalian cells in the gut (large pink cells coated in microvilli) and being activated by exogenously added chemical signals (small green dots) to express specific genes, such as those encoding light-generating luciferase proteins (glowing bacteria).  Image by: Janet Iwasa

Sensors, memory switches, and circuits can be encoded in a common gut bacterium. << more >>

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Researchers develop basic computing elements for bacteria (MIT News)

Prof. Tim Lu

Synthetic Biology Group