using Probiotics to detect liver cancer

Did you know that bacteria can be programmed as though they were computers? Bioengineer and artist Tal Danino is working out how to instruct bacteria to enter cancerous tumors — where it can detect and treat the disease noninvasively. And when Danino isn’t tinkering with bacteria’s healing potential, he makes artwork with it. With Danino’s TED talk posted just yesterday, he…

TED Fellow Tal Danino programs bacteria to detect and treat cancer – and make art
TED Fellow Tal Danino programs bacteria to detect and treat cancer – and make art

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