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It is possible to rebuild the funcional principels of a computer into a cell. You might send blinking light signals to a cell and and, depending on the signal, the cell starts doing what you want. You can create complex Input / Output systems, same as what you currently do when you program a computer.

Those "computers" can be used for example in personal medicine to regulate the level of insulin for Diabetes patients.

How does it work?

What are biological microprocessor applications? Part 1 © 2015 Leukippos Institute
What are biological microprocessor applications? Part 2 © 2015 Leukippos Institute

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View full profile Jérôme Lutz from Berlin & Munich, Germany

I like to share the great things I discover daily while researching and working in the field of Synthetic Biology.

When I talk to people about it, they often refer to Science Fiction. However, when I send them links to this wiki and they read through those pages, they start understanding that this is real and it's happening right now.