self-replicate


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self-replicate

vb
(Computer Science) (intr) (of a computer virus, etc) to reproduce itself
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The team also revealed how these precursor cells can self-replicate without differentiation, and how they differentiate to become mature melanocytes.
Marc Diamond, Director for UT Southwestern's Center for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Diseases and a leading dementia expert credited with determining that tau acts like a prion -- an infectious protein that can self-replicate.
It blocks a key protein in the body's cells that cold viruses normally hijack to self-replicate and spread.
"The attack demonstrated the real-world harm that can result from cyber attacks, particularly when they are designed to self-replicate and spread."
The company's AutoML recently dropped jaws with its ability to self-replicate, and DeepMind is now able to teach itself better than humans who created it can.
These new ransomware strains will spread faster and self-replicate within organizations before coordinating ransom activities.
The Simplicon polycistronic RNA strand has been engineered to self-replicate over time with the addition of VEE (Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus) structural proteins (NSP1, NSP2, NSP3 and NSP4) upstream of the reprogramming factors.
Amy's friend, Javier, can also self-replicate, as we find out later in the debut book and then in the second book, iD.
As expressed by Justice Kagan, "all that has to happen is that one seed escapes the web of these contracts, and that seed, because it can self-replicate in the way that it can, essentially makes all the contracts worthless." (9) Again, there did not appear to be a clear response to the concerns raised on this issue by the Court.
TIPS are made from harmless fragments of HIV, omitting some key pieces of genetic information like how to self-replicate. In order to survive then, TIPS need to use DNA from the actual virus to copy themselves, meaning they cannot live on their own without the virus.
Freitas, Jr., imagine self-replicating attack systems called "ecophages" making copies of themselves (a la The Terminator) and eating the enemy or his resources as they self-replicate. They propose a nanoshield defense.