Anita Goel: Information Processing & Physical Intelligence in Nanomachines that Read/Write DNA
precision control of DNA read/write machines at the single molecular level will enalbe many things including gene radar.
Gene Radar is a technology, a mobile phone-like device in which you place a small drop of blood or saliva. The machine can then display what disease the person has. It detects signatures of DNA and RNA. It detects a molecular fingerprint. The idea is to introduce and fine-tune the technology in developing countries, then bring it to developed countries with developed infrastructure where resistance to new technologies is often a barrier.
Here is a 2008 interview about Gene RADAR
decoding how DNA polymerase (RNA)
Mathematical formula determined for changing the net flux through the DNA.
Precision control nanomachines as they assemble DNA polymers.
Use macroscopic knobs to quality control the nanomanufactured DNA molecules.
Control the nanometers error rates by control speed by controling tension.
Instead of 28 days to identify and sequence SARS, gene RADAR could do it minutes iwth portable and cheap devices
Handheld device to rapidly and accurately detect any DNA/RNA based pathogen
Ultrasensative and robust.
calculated 10^11 computations per base step
space and time as an emergent property of a informational universe.