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What if, Instead of the Internet, We Had Xenobots?

What if, Instead of the Internet, We Had Xenobots?

What if, Instead of the Internet, We Had Xenobots? What if, Instead of the Internet, We Had Xenobots? BUBBLEGUM By Adam Levin Earlier this year, the National Academy of Sciences announced to the world the creation of programmable living organisms called “xenobots,” minuscule blobs of jury-rigged frog cells capable of a pulse and an appetite, and of executing computer-driven functions, …

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Meet the Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought to Life

Meet the Xenobots, Virtual Creatures Brought to Life

MEDFORD, Mass. — If the last few decades of progress in artificial intelligence and in molecular biology hooked up, their love child — a class of life unlike anything that has ever lived — might resemble the dark specks doing lazy laps around a petri dish in a laboratory at Tufts University. Douglas Blackiston, a biologist, pointed to one just …

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