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Biological Nanocomputers Monitor Cells

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Biological Nanocomputers Monitor Cells

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Biological Nanocomputers Monitor Cells

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Scientists report that they have developed a tiny molecular computer that has the potential to monitor individual cells and release drugs if signs of illness or cancer arise. The innovation, reported in Nature this week, is still being studied, but researchers say it could revolutionize therapy methods. NPR's Richard Harris reports.