Can nanotechnology be used in our cells?

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Can nanotechnology be used in our cells?
« on: 11/12/2012 18:48:27 »
Can nanotechnology like mini robots for instance change our DNA in our body in the future?  Would you see this being a therapy of the future?
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Can nanotechnology be used in our cells?
« Reply #1 on: 11/12/2012 18:48:27 »
We answered this question on the show...

Stefanie -   Well, if you think about proteins working in the cell, they are in some way nano robots that do their job.  There is still a very long way to go, but yes, maybe.
Chris -   So, you're saying that the mini machines in the forms of enzymes that we already have in our cells doing these jobs, they're like robots anyway.
Stefanie -   Yes, so if you could use them and make them do what you plan to do then, yes.
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