Submitted by: Junkie Lisa "PerfectDayForDying" Jordan
Source: Wall Street Journal
This just arrived from the "holy shit is science fucking awesome" category (look for that category next week on Jeopardy, as in, "Alex, I'll take 'holy shit is science fucking awesome for $800, please).
Yes, robots made from DNA.
Check out this excerpt:
Both research groups tinkered with creations called DNA walkers—mobile DNA molecules, about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair, that have three or more legs made of a string of genetic enzymes. Each leg moves forward based on its chemical attraction to sequences of biochemicals laid down, like stepping stones, in front of it.
The possibilities are both endless and staggering. But I think this will start a new wave of NIMFDNA, which is like NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) only it stands for "Not In My Fucking DNA." Let's experiment on and pigs and such. You've read ANIMAL FARM?