DNA, gene editing holds incredible potential to advance nanotechnology, computing

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[The] scientific unlocking [of DNA] will not only help the bio-medical field, it is also expected to enhance the power of computing as many top technology companies have now started experimenting with nano-tech.

The most important aspect…is the prospect of gene editing. While creating artificial strands of DNA for computing or understanding are one thing, research is now paving way for us to make customised genes.

[However,] [i]t’s not only augmentation of human genome that DNA editing can help with[;] artificial DNA is also allowing companies to create storage devices and nano-tech. Earlier this year scientist created the world’s smallest diode from DNA, while Microsoft bought strands of DNA from a US-based company.

While the computing aspect may see more research, nations are fretting at the prospect of genome editing or creation of designer babies. What remains to be seen is the DNA of the ethics versus science debate. While future generations may be able to augment their genes, all we can do is to blame ours.

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