Making miniature machines, with Hamilton Smith

At this year's Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, scientist Hamilton Smith shared insights with a young bioengineer


Noy Bassik draws inspiration from origami to engineer miniature tools that he envisages as the surgeons of the future. Hamilton Smith is also in the business of making things. Working with Craig Venter, Smith recently created a bacterial cell controlled by a synthetic genome. As Hamilton and Noy talked at the LIndau Nobel meeting this year, they offered insights into the overlapping worlds of biology and engineering.

Rights & Permissions
Share this Article:


You must sign in or register as a member to submit a comment.

Starting Thanksgiving

Enter code: HOLIDAY 2015
at checkout

Get 20% off now! >


Email this Article