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DNA computing

n.
Molecular computing using DNA molecules.
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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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The state of the art of the universal DNA computer is encouraging [15, 30], and it is in a great need for new components to enhance the theoretical architecture of DNA computing, especially for the temporal logic model checking, which is a complex computational problem.
Although there are many problems in DNA cryptography, scientists are trying to solve them because they believe that, with the extraordinary information density and the vast parallelism that are inherent in DNA computers, it is possible to make a secure system.
We do not believe that DNA computing should be written off completely however since whilst a DNA computer in the traditional sense may be a pipedream, there are niche application areas where the technology may play a part.
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.
said Monday it has developed a DNA computer capable of high-speed, fully automated quantitative gene expression profiling.
Under proposals in the Bill a DNA computer database will be set up to help detectives track down and prosecute crooks from evidence left at crime scenes.
A team of researchers has now added two new operations to DNA's biocomputing bag of tricks--tools that they will need eventually to build a DNA computer. Anthony G.
If successful, the results will be checked against a national DNA computer base of known offenders in the hope of providing a positive match.
To test his prototype of a DNA computer, Adelman posed a difficult mathematical challenge known as the traveling salesman problem: What is the shortest route among a group of cities, not all of which are connected by a direct road, that lets a salesman pass through each city exactly once?
"We don't know if we can build a DNA computer, though we think we can.
For example, the parallel DNA computer created by Leonard Adelman at the Univ.