Will self-replicating ‘xenobots’ cure diseases, yield new bioweapons, or simply turn the whole world into grey goo?

Via Peters

In 2020, scientists made global headlines by creating “xenobots” – tiny “programmable” living things made of several thousand frog stem cells. These pioneer xenobots could move around in fluids, and scientists claimed they could be useful for monitoring radioactivity, pollutants, drugs or diseases. Early xenobots survived for up to ten […]

Will Self-Replicating Xenobots Cure Diseases, Yield New Bioweapons, or Simply Turn the World Into Grey Goo?

Via Peters

In 2020, scientists made global headlines by creating “xenobots”—tiny “programmable” living things made of several thousand frog stem cells. These pioneer xenobots could move around in fluids, and scientists claimed they could be useful for monitoring radioactivity, pollutants, drugs, or diseases. Early xenobots survived for up to ten days. A […]