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Biological Electronics

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Biological Electronics

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Biological Electronics

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Electronic devices are getting ever smaller, but there may be a limit to what regular silicon technology will allow. In this hour, we'll talk about how researchers are trying to move computing beyond silicon, using the world of biology. Some are using DNA or proteins built by viruses to form the basis of electronic parts. Others are trying to compute with DNA itself.

Guests:

Angela Belcher
*John Chipman associate professor of materials science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Uri Sivan
*Professor, physics at Technion — Israel Institute of Technology

Erik Winfree
*Assistant professor of computer science and of computation and neural systems at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)