Cell By Design

A team of synthetic biologists has developed a programming language dubbed Cello that can be used to design computational circuits for living cells.

"This paper solves the problem of the automated design, construction, and testing of logic circuits in living cells," Herbert Sauro from the University of Washington in Seattle, who was not involved in the study, tells Nature News.

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