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|Title:||Nanotechnology Playhouse V|
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Genetic diseases, virtually untouched by conventional medicine, will be easily cured through nanomedicine. Once the specific genetic flaws that caused these diseases are understood, it will be a simple task for a nanosubmarine to extend a chromosome-editing tool into a cell and edit the sequence of molecules in the genes to correct the error. A fleet of billions or trillions of nanomachines could repair all of the cells in a body in a few days or even hours.
The original caption for this image reads: "A nanosub proofreads the genetic information in six cells simultaneously."
|Copyright Info:||© Copyright 1993 by The Waite Group, Inc. For reprint permission, please contact Waite Group Press, 200 Tamal Plaza, Corte Madera, CA 94925.|
|Print Source(s):||Christopher Lampton, Nanotechnology Playhouse: Building Machines from Atoms, Waite Group Press, Corte Madera, CA, 1993, page 75 (Figure 6-5).|