Deepak Singh has a post today at business|bytes|genes|molecules that inspires some fun daydreaming: what could we do if the human body was a software program that we could debug? Singh writes, "It would be wonderful if we could add breakpoints to various points in the body and run a debugging program to find potential problems."

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