innovator

Add idea


Calendar

«    April 2019    »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
 

 

Advert

 

Payment

 

Advert

 

Authorization

Стартап

DateDate: 20-04-2019, 06:36
Scientists from Switzerland used the CRISPR tools to create a biocomputer.
Scientists got a dual-core computer in a living cell
Scientists believe that a living cell is a ready-made computer that can process data from the outside. Then it is fair to assume that the whole human body is one big supercomputer with extremely low power consumption.
The key goal of synthetic biology is to study and use natural metabolic processes to create logical circuits. Scientists from Zurich used a modified version of CRISPR to create a new type of Cas9 enzyme. It can work as an elementary processor — read information from RNA molecules, and also activate certain genes that will trigger the synthesis of proteins that are easy to detect.
It works as the main logic element, on the basis of which all the schemes of processing binary code are developed. Scientists managed to place two such processing elements in a single cell and obtained a functioning computational module. If you enter information in the form of biomarkers, it will calculate and present the answer - yes or no. Either one substance, for the analysis of which it is programmed, or another.
However, for the analysis of more complex biomarkers of a single computing element will not be enough, but if you combine many modules into a single structure, we will achieve the solution of the problem that half a century ago was solved on printed circuit boards. Now scientists can repeat the same success, but with the use of living cells and learn how to literally “grow” supercomputers with enormous productivity, which require a couple of spoonfuls of sugar to work.