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"REHOVOT, Israel --The first general- purpose mechanical computer
designed for biomolecular and pharmaceutical applications has been developed by Prof. Ehud Shapiro of the Computer Science and Applied Mathematics Department at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The mechanical computer will be presented today at the Fifth International Meeting on DNA-Based Computers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Shapiro's mechanical computer has been built to resemble the biomolecular machines of the living cell, such as ribosomes. Ultimately, this computer may serve as a model in constructing a programmable computer of subcellular size, that may be able to operate in the human body and interact with the body's biochemical environment, thus having far-reaching biological and pharmaceutical applications..."
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