Opportunity: Design new enzymes or microbes with improved functionality
Opportunity: Improved efficiency for biofuel production
Opportunity: Materials that are self-healing to recover from disruption
All living species carry the full information about their structure and function, as well as information about the nature of the complete system. This information is carried through sequence-specific structure, and understanding the details of this information storage and propagation will facilitate the design of bioinspired systems that incorporate this ability.
Opportunity: Materials that can self-replicate
Opportunity: Materials that can adapt by changing the stored information
Opportunity: Modification of materials properties with analogues of RNAi
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