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October 31, 2009

Programmable DNA Computers

A team of researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have been working with biomolecular computers made of DNA and other biological molecules. Working under Professor Ehud Shapiro, the team introduced the first programmable DNA computing device in 2001. The device is amazingly small - a trillion can fit in a drop of water. In a recent paper published in Nature Nanotechnology, the team describes the design of an advanced logical program for the device, as well as a compiler. Read more about the DNA computers at this Weizmann Institute website.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at October 31, 2009 3:10 AM
category: Design & Engineering

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