a question on nanotechnology

Charles Carter ccarter2 at mustang.uwo.ca
Mon Aug 12 09:22:41 EST 1996


I wonder if nanotechnology research is a giant waste of time.  Couldn't 
making customized enzymes (abzymes etc) perform the same functions as a 
nanoscopic 'machine' with moving parts?  Once we unravel the connection 
between protein structure/sequence/function, enzymes could be computer 
designed to build macromolecular structures, carry out in-vivo repairs 
etc..  And this goal is only a decade or two (not a century or two) away.
  
Chuck







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