Accession Number:

ADA558812

Title:

Milli-Biology

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 27 Jun 2008-30 Oct 2011

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE OFFICE OF SPONSORED RESEARCH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-10-30

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

The milli-biology project was inspired by the existence proof for programmable matter, molecular biology. Macroscopic organisms are full of microscopic machinery, assembled from nanostructures. The heart of how this happens is protein folding in the ribosome, where a one-dimensional mRNA codes for the assembly of a three-dimensional functional protein by linking amino acids. Milli-biology sought to re-implement this natural workflow with engineered materials, in order to expand the range of length scales and properties beyond what is available in organic chemistry.

Subject Categories:

  • Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE