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DNA Computing by Self-Assembly

Winfree, Erik (2003) DNA Computing by Self-Assembly. The Bridge, 33 (4). pp. 31-38. ISSN 0737-6278. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20111024-084902244

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Abstract

Information and algorithms appear to be central to biological organization and processes, from the storage and reproduction of genetic information to the control of developmental processes to the sophisticated computations performed by the nervous system. Much as human technology uses electronic microprocessors to control electromechanical devices, biological organisms use biochemical circuits to control molecular and chemical events. The engineering and programming of biochemical circuits, in vivo and in vitro, would transform industries that use chemical and nanostructured materials. Although the construction of biochemical circuits has been explored theoretically since the birth of molecular biology, our practical experience with the capabilities and possible programming of biochemical algorithms is still very young.


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