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IBM DNA “Transistor”

YouTube – IBM DNA Transistor.

It isn’t really a transistor, it’s a gadget for sequencing DNA through a nanopore. But it’s getting close to the way one expects nanotech to read a molecule, as it it were a magnetic tape or the like.

Now if they could only come up with a way to write it…

5 Responses to “IBM DNA “Transistor””

  1. Chris Peterson Says:

    Since it isn’t really a transistor, why are they using that term? Seems misleading…

  2. E S Says:

    Harvard Nanopore Group has been working on this for ages. They use carbon nanotubes as the sensing element across the nanopore instead of metal electrodes.

  3. Ed Says:

    Has anyone heard of how this is going?

  4. Karen Says:

    Ed: from what I can make out, there doesn’t seem to be much development of this since 2009.

  5. Steven M Dwineyon Says:

    Chris,
    I agree with you, it seems very misleading since it is not a transistor.

    ES, Do you know exactly how long Harvard Nanopore Group has been working on this for?

    Steven

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