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Sudoku Solving Bacteria

Hurrah, I’m in New Scientist, writing about some very clever bacteria:

The appeal of sudoku has spread to the prokaryotic world. A strain of Escherichia coli bacteria can now solve the logic puzzles – with some help from a group of students at the University of Tokyo, Japan.

“Because sudoku has simple rules, we felt that maybe bacteria could solve it for us, as long as we designed a circuit for them to follow,” says team leader Ryo Taniuchi.

Read the full text at New Scientist