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Biological engineers create genetic circuits using genes [Registered]

Just as electronic circuits are made from resistors, capacitors and transistors, biological circuits can be made from genes and regulatory proteins. Former MIT researcher and now at School of Engineering & Applied Science at Washington University in St. Louis, Tae Seok Moon’s aim is to find a way to build logic gates – the elementary building blocks of digital computers – out of genes. Moon is the lead author describing the project in the Oct. 7 issue of Nature. As a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Christopher Voigt, PhD, a synthetic biologist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he…

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