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Scientists have created a miniature medical computer out of DNA that can detect cancer genes in a test tube and respond by releasing a drug. However, an injectable version [of the nanoscale robots] would have to work inside cells, and that accomplishment could take decades. Says Shapiro: "I'm not sure it will be within my lifetime."
posted by mcgraw (11 comments total)

 
article in the journal Nature
posted by mcgraw at 8:42 AM on May 5, 2004


Sure, but does it look as hot as Raquel Welch?
posted by Sidhedevil at 8:48 AM on May 5, 2004


God damn it I don't want to wait decades to play real life Deus Ex!

Think faster, scientists! I want nanoscale body modification asap!
posted by Spacelegoman at 10:23 AM on May 5, 2004


McGraw --

My non-robotic DNA is swimming in your wife right now.

She's taking a shower now. Her hair might still be wet when you get home from work.
posted by dfowler at 11:55 AM on May 5, 2004


i just found her dfowler .i took a foto so peple can see what you did to her

now look at this link title and see what your doing today dfowler

justice will desscend on you fowler and I know you better than you think want proof? i know you are one of the folowing peeple and its just a mater of time
posted by mcgraw at 12:35 PM on May 5, 2004


Those scientists. They're always up to something, aren't they? Go figure. It beets me, why don't they just drink beer and watch TV like normal folks? One day their going to blow up the world . mark my words.
posted by troutfishing at 3:27 PM on May 5, 2004


"Those scientists. They're always up to something, aren't they? Go figure. It beets me, why don't they just drink beer and watch TV like normal folks? One day their going to blow up the world . mark my words.—troutfishing
Castle Bravo. Photo.
posted by Ethereal Bligh at 3:40 PM on May 5, 2004


Matt, can we turn off the DFowler and McGraw Channel now? Because it's boring me.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:35 PM on May 5, 2004


Can't you two get a room or something?

[this is good] Scary, but good.
posted by dg at 8:25 PM on May 5, 2004


Yeah, yeah... I can't argue with reason, Sidhedevil. And that post of mine was an unreasonable way to defend myself from attack.

In case anyone thought that picture of my wife was real, you can follow the highlighted text on this cached page to see the origin of that "wife.jpg" link.

I'd like to call all of Metafilter "friend". You too, Sidhedevil. I even thought the antics would make you smile, Sid.
posted by mcgraw at 10:31 AM on May 6, 2004


grey goo... GREY GOO I TELL YA'S !!!
posted by Frasermoo at 4:17 PM on May 6, 2004


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