a question on nanotechnology

John R. Campbell campbejr at phu989.mms.sbphrd.com
Thu Aug 15 10:12:13 EST 1996


On 12 Aug 1996 14:22:41 GMT, Charles Carter <ccarter2 at mustang.uwo.ca> wrote:
>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.




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