A new paper in Nature by Alexander Green et al. on “Cellular logic computation using ribocomputing devices” describes a 12-input logic gate that operates at the post-transcriptional level (i.e. as switchable RNA toeholds). IEEE Spectrum, the flagship magazine of the world’s largest professional engineering organization, reached out to Julius for his take on the work.
Click through the link to read the article, “Complex Biological Computer Commands Living Cells,” learn about the latest in RNA-based computation in living cells, and to get Julius’s take on the work.
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