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Scientists have devised a novel approach to combine memory and computation units
Modern computers carry out computations — also called ‘logical operations’ — on massive amounts of data that are stored in specialised memory devices. The computing blocks need to exchange significant amounts of data with Random Access Memory, or RAM, a type of temporary memory. Over the years, various applications that search and process the appropriate data from memory devices have increasingly demanded faster computations.
Researchers modify DNA to improve protein production in cyanobacteria.
Cyanobacteria are a type of unicellular organisms that can utilize sunlight and synthesize their food. Their ability to carry out photosynthesis makes them excellent candidates in the field of biotechnology for the production of desired chemicals and proteins. To kick-start this process, scientists use ̳promoters‘, which are the parts of DNA from suitable organisms, including cyanobacteria, that dictate the production of the required protein.