biological circuits

Programming cells with computer-like logic

Synthetic biologists are converting microbial cells into living devices that are able to perform useful tasks ranging from the production of drugs, fine…

Rice U. unveils dual-channel biological function generator

Rice University bioengineers who specialize in creating tools for synthetic biology have unveiled the latest version of their “biofunction generator and…

Precise and programmable biological circuits

Bio-engineers are working on the development of biological computers with the aim of designing small circuits made from biological material that can be…

A complex logic circuit made from bacterial genes

By force of habit we tend to assume computers are made of silicon, but there is actually no necessary connection between the machine and the material. All that…

MIT team builds most complex synthetic biology circuit yet

Using genes as interchangeable parts, synthetic biologists design cellular circuits that can perform new functions, such as sensing environmental conditions….

Microbial hair: It's electric

Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, according to a University of Southern California biophysicist and his…