'Bi-Fi' - The biological 'Internet' introduced

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    The biology going computer science. At the same time researchers at MIT created a programming language for living cells, bioengineers from Stanford have created a biological mechanism to send genetic messages from cell to cell -- something they've nicknamed the biological Internet, or "Bi-Fi."
    The system greatly increases the complexity and amount of data that can be communicated between cells and could lead to greater control of biological functions within cell communities. The advance could prove a boon to bioengineers looking to create complex, multicellular communities that work in concert to accomplish important biological functions.

    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120928103802.htm
     

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