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Image 114
Nanotechnology Playhouse V

Image 114      
Title:   Nanotechnology Playhouse V  
Date:   1993  
Artist(s):   Unknown  
Image Size:   207,026 bytes   [CLICK to download]
Image Dimensions:   717 X 705 pixels    
Image Palette:   Black & White    
Image Description:  

Genetic diseases, virtually untouched by conventional medicine, will be easily cured through nanomedicine. Once the specific genetic flaws that caused these diseases are understood, it will be a simple task for a nanosubmarine to extend a chromosome-editing tool into a cell and edit the sequence of molecules in the genes to correct the error. A fleet of billions or trillions of nanomachines could repair all of the cells in a body in a few days or even hours.

The original caption for this image reads: "A nanosub proofreads the genetic information in six cells simultaneously."

Copyright Info:   © Copyright 1993 by The Waite Group, Inc. For reprint permission, please contact Waite Group Press, 200 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera, CA 94925.
Print Source(s):   Christopher Lampton, Nanotechnology Playhouse: Building Machines from Atoms, Waite Group Press, Corte Madera, CA, 1993, page 75 (Figure 6-5).
Online Source(s):   None

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