Technology growing day by day, by technology we can do anything at easy way, MIT Biological Engineers have developed a generic programming language for living cells, which is based on DNA-encoded circuit format, it will provide a new form of living cells.
The new power of programming scientists would develop DNA Sequences for immediately, which is used inside a living thing like a bacteria and viruses.
“It is literally a programming language for bacteria,” said Christopher Voigt from MIT professor of biological engineering. “You use a text-based language, just like you’re programming a computer. Then you take that text and you compile it and it turns it into a DNA sequence that you put into the cell, and the circuit runs inside the cell.”
By using this programming language can anyone write a program for the function of living cells, such that they respond & detecting to their certain environmental condition. They can also develop a DNA sequence, it will provide help for living cells.
This language is based on Verilog, which is commonly used for developing computer chips program. Buy this version of programming language which would work on living cells. The researchers have designed a computing elements such a logic gates & sensors, that can be encoded in living bacteria cells’s DNA. Here sensors are used for detecting glucose or oxygen, light, acidity, temperature & environmental conditions. “This is easy to customizable it’s own sensors” it’s said by Voigt.
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- Timothy J. Rudge, James R. Brown, Fernan Federici, Neil Dalchau, Andrew Phillips, James W Ajioka, and Jim Haseloff, Characterization of intrinsic properties of promoters, in ACS Synthetic Biology, 5 October 2015.
Source: MIT News