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Programming Living Cells to Function as Massively Parallel Computers

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Programming Living Cells to Function as Massively Parallel Computers
We have reprogrammed the genomes of living cells to construct massively parallel biological computers capable of processing two-dimensional images at a theoretical resolution of greater than 100 megapixels per square inch. First, we rewired a signal transduction pathway in Escherichia coli to express a pigment producing enzyme under the control of red light. We then use the engineered bacteria as pixels in biological film. Next, use the `bacterial photography' technology as tool for the engineering of a massively parallel biological computer which uses cell-cell communication to compute the edges (light-dark boundaries) within images. Categories and Subject Descriptors
Jeffrey J. Tabor
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where DAC
Authors Jeffrey J. Tabor
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