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The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn

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Published on November 1, 2019 - Duration: 14:47s

The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn

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 biological 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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