The next software revolution: programming biological cells

Title:
The next software revolution: programming biological cells
Speaker:
Sara-Jane Dunn
Description:

The cells in your body are like computer software: they're "programmed" to carry out specific functions at specific times. If we can better understand this process, we could unlock the ability to reprogram cells ourselves, says computational biologist Sara-Jane Dunn. In a talk from the cutting-edge of science, she explains how her team is studying embryonic stem cells to gain a new understanding of the biological programs that power life -- and develop "living software" that could transform medicine, agriculture and energy.

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Video Language:
English
Team:
TED
Project:
TEDTalks
Duration:
14:47