Genesis Machines: The New Science of Biocomputing

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Atlantic, 2006 - Computers - 353 pages
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The paperback version of the groundbreaking book about the next generation of computers: not only are they smaller... they’re alive. Cells, gels and DNA strands are the 'wetware’ of the twenty-first century. Imagine taking cells from a cancer patient and programming them to detect disease and then prompt the body to cure itself. Or clothes woven with microchips, nanofibres and living cells to form wearable bio-weapons detection systems. Both of these revolutionary applications are closer than we think. Some scientists are pushing the boundaries even further by creating synthetic biology where brand new creatures are engineered in the laboratory. In this breathtaking book, a leading expert in the field reveals just how the stuff of science fiction is rapidly becoming a reality. This new technology will change the way we think - not just about computers, but about the nature of life itself.

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Contents

Birth of the Machines
36
Theres Plenty of Room at the Bottom
83
The TT100
118
Copyright

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Dr Martyn Amos was awarded the world's first Ph.D. in DNA computing; he is currently a Senior Lecturer in Computing and Mathematics at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

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