Karmella Haynes

May. 23, 2008

A Real Computer Bug?

A group of scientists reports that they have created specially-modified E. coli bacteria capable of performing one specific type of calculation. We'll talk with one of the researchers about the prospects for biologically-based computing.

computers, biology, biotechnology

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Medical Oddities from the Bowels of the Mütter

\t"Disturbingly informative," is how museum director Robert Hicks describes Philadelphia's Mütter Museum--items of interest include a gangrenous hand, wax models of extinct diseases, deformed bones and body parts. Now imagine what's in the basement. Science Friday got a behind-the-scenes tour.

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