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Date:5/28/2009

est when the events being counted are long and have long gaps between them, such as periods of sunlight and darkness, to count days. The options for using the counters are nearly endless, say the researchers.

"These are such basic tools that it's really hard to say what thousand things they might be used for in the future," said Ari Friedland, a graduate student in Collins' lab and a co-author of the paper. "Consider computing what does one transistor do for you? Not that much, but if you pack a few thousand onto a chip, then you really have some power. These are fundamental biocomputing devices."


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Boston University Medical Center
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