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Human Biology As Information Technology

Kurzweil has chronicled the rise of medicine as an information technology with DNA and cells within our body as software that can be reprogrammed. That concept of human biology as an information technology, Kurzweil says, is leading to breakthroughs in the ability to treat diabetes and heart disease. "We can now take stem cells and reprogram them to rejuvenate your tissues and organs," says Kurzweil.

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