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DNA computing

n.
Molecular computing using DNA molecules.
The manipulation of data represented by strings of DNA base pairs instead of binary digits, with calculations carried out by common manipulations—e.g., combining, copying, and extracting strands
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I wouldn't worry about DNA computers giving the PCB a run for its money any time soon.
Some experts believe home-based DNA computers are possible but for now think they'll be better suited in corporate or government settings, solving voluminous calculations, cracking secret codes, or helping the government with its current war on terrorism.
It's also likely that DNA computers will be better at human-related tasks.
Olympus Optical said it launched a joint development project for the DNA computer in February last year together with Akira Suyama, associate professor at the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and NovusGene Inc.
The notion of a DNA computer originated in the early 1990s.
We don't know if we can build a DNA computer, though we think we can.
However, the real power of DNA computers lies in their inherent parallelism.
The ITP covers developments in and around the nanometre and molecular level and covers such topics as motors, sensors and transistors using nanomaterials, quantum computers and DNA computers.
This includes fullerenes, carbon and non-carbon nanotubes, nanopowders and nanofilm coatings as well as devices such as wiggle motors, sensors and transistors using nanomaterials, quantum dots, quantum computers and DNA computers.
Malliaris plans to study a combination of computer science and biology when he starts college in the Fall, and finds chemistry and DNA Computers interesting as well.