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Biological Logic Gates Usher in Fresh Hope for Biological Computers

A group of researchers at Imperial College London have claimed that they are now one step closer to making the first ever digital device in human history comprising of biological components such as bacteria and DNA.

The revelation has no doubt beefed up the belief of all those who always thought some day in future we will have tiny little biological computers roaming around our bodies to constantly monitor and improve our health condition.

The group of geniuses from Imperial College also demonstrated how they can successfully develop logic-gates, made of harmless chemicals and bugs. The logic gates invented by the researchers also happen to be the most advanced ‘biological developed till this date.

"Logic gates are the fundamental building blocks in silicon circuitry that our entire digital age is based on. Without them, we could not process digital information," said Professor Richard Kitney, one of the researchers involved in the project, DailyMail UK reports.

"Now that we have demonstrated we can replicate these parts using bacteria and DNA, we hope that our work could lead to a new generation of biological processors, whose applications in information processing could be as important as their electronic equivalents," he added.