Engineers at MIT have created genetic circuits in bacterial cells that not only perform logic functions, but also remember the results, which are encoded in the cell’s DNA and passed on for dozens of generations. The circuits could be used as long-term environmental sensors, efficient controls for biomanufacturing, or to program stem cells to differentiate into other cell types. Find out more: http://mitne.ws/TUWcz8

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Spooky and scaring..... one day we all become robots with such processors in our cells.... dam** dont like this picture..... sciences make us more and more to hybrids.... not a positive perspective in my understanding how to be a human being even knowing that the scientific (brain) work behind such technology is amazing... we need Ethical codex how to handle such technologies.... 
 
W@W that's an incredible feat.  The era of cell-sized robots working their way through our bodies to cure disease is right around the corner. !!@@!!
 
This is cool, now lets work on modifying the strand that says we can only grow two sets of teeth
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