Researchers Create Software for Designing Genetic Circuits

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Creating your own genetic circuits may sound like science fiction, but that’s what they said about the sun being the center of the galaxy.
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Researchers the University of California, San Francisco, along with the company Life Technologies, are working together to create the first software that would let bioengineers (and mad-scientists) design complete genetic circuits.
Technology Review has a video and the scoop on the latest in building pathways that cells use to run a task. 
Basically, genes, proteins and other molecules would use these pathways to do things like turn sugar into fuel or make a certain drug for pharmaceuticals. Voigt and his team say that with their software, designing a microbe for a particular task will be like writing a new computer program.
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**Source:** Yahoo