Programming cells to cure disease
May I ask for a piece of advice? What books (scientific, or other sources) would you recommend to read to establish some foundation about biology, DNA and so on for someone who has next to zero previous knowledge in biology but studied physics and has experience in AI and big data? Thank you
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Really excellent discussion Elliot; you're a gifted teacher. Any good books can you recommend that both provide both an introduction to computational biology and a survey of near current results in the field?
This is truly exciting work and huge game changer. I'm looking forward to all the good things it can do and hope there is accelerating focus on these kinds of techniques being brought to practical applications to save and improve our lives.
I just hope there is some work being done to protect us from potential evil uses of this technology. I suspect access to this kind of custom immune cells and such could also be used to create things like causing undetectable death of targeted individuals.
One good thing (I presume) is that its not like manipulating bacteria or viruses that can replicate out and spread like a pandemic?
Excellent, very exciting research!
Ah a great read! Such promising results. Excited to see how software starts playing an increased role in the development of these MVPs
Thanks Elliot. I conjecture that the Fifth Industrial Revolution is already well underway and is being led by astoundingly rapid progress in both biology and computer science, followed closely by materials science. To guess just how rapidly things will continue to develop is well nigh impossible. We're very close to truly major breakthroughs on all fronts. Your newsletter is a great source of information on this! Thank you.