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TED MED: How will nanobots change medicine?

“One word of notice before we begin, all the the technologies you’re going to see here, now, are real…”

Nano-robots that fix tissues and control drugs have been envisioned for over 30 years. Now, using DNA origami and molecular programming, they are reality. These nanobots can seek and kill cancer cells, mimic social insect behaviors, carry out logical operators like a computer in a living animal, and they can be controlled from an Xbox. Ido Bachelet from the bio-design lab at Bar Ilan University explains this technology and how it will change medicine in the near future.


Update, May 18, 2014: Got it!