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DNA Computers

I recently became interested in DNA computers after reading an article in Wired magazine ("Gene Genie", August 1995, page 114 -- "It's a hundred times faster than the best serial supercomputer. It's a million times more energy efficient. It's a trillion times denser than the best storage media. It's a teaspoolful of DNA that's a computer! And Leonard Addleman invented it.") about how Leonard Addleman, a mathmatician, figured out how to solve extreemly complex math problems by harnessing the massive number of simultaneous molecular reactions possible through the use of DNA.

A New York Times article says that " To the astonishment of even the most wild-eyed optimists, a promising new avenue is opening in computer science. Spurred by a paper published a few months ago describing the solution of a difficult mathematical problem using the chemical units of DNA as computing symbols, researchers are planning systems that would use the genetic material for computations that would in some cases thwart even the fastest supercomputers."

Leonard Addleman's ideas appeared in Science magazine in the November 11, 1994 issue, page 1021, "Molecular Computation of Solutions to Combinatorial Problems," and "On the Path to Computation with DNA," on page 993 of that same issue. And the April 28, 1995 issue of Science features "A Boom in Plans for DNA Computing," by Richard Lipton of Princeton (see below), who extended the huge parrellism of DNA computers toanother set of previously unsolved problems.

The Computer Science Department at Princeton University has a list of publications on DNA-based Computers in postscript format. And there are two other publications on DNA computing available that aren't listed on the Princeton page, "Speeding Up Computation via Molecular Biology" by Richard Lipton of Princeton, and "On Constructing a Molecular Computer" by Addleman.

A Cal Tech grad student doing research on DNA computers has set up a list of university researchers studying DNA computers.

DNA computer
The DNA Computer: This page includes many links to online research and information on molecular computation.
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John-Thones Amenyo: Engineering DNA Computer Architectures
Joint Penn-UDel Seminar on DNA Computing. Engineering DNA Computer Architectures: Bringing Mesoscopic (Molecular) Computing into the Mainstream....
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Links to DNA computer
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Man will produce a bitchin DNA computer which can be upgraded by soaking it in
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Man produces a bitchin DNA computer which can be upgraded by soaking it in blo
Within 50 Years: Author: Sachi. 04/20/97 02:33 AM. Prediction: Man produces a bitchin DNA computer which can be upgraded by soaking it in blood........
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Tutorial on Algorithms for DNA Computers: Third Annual Meeting on DNA Computer
Sunday Afternoon Tutorial on Algorithms for. DNA BASED COMPUTERS. at the University of Pennsylvania. Two tutorials are being offered on Sunday June 22,...
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Wired Vol. 3 - 08
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Really Basic DNA Computing
DNA Computing for the Layperson. The following is a very basic description of the new field of DNA computing, consisting of an introduction and...
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What is CS 881?
Scholarly Resources] What is CS 881? CS 881a -- Topics in Computing and Biology: DNA Computing. From the Course Outline: Description. In 1994, Adleman...
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Molecular Computing
Complex Systems Seminar. COMP 7/8515. Molecular Computing. Spring'97 MW 4:00--5:25 DH225. Biological systems are simply the most intriguing information...
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URCS Theory Technical Reports
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Scientific American: Ask the Experts
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EurekAlert! News Releases
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DNA Biocomputers
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6/96 Analysis: Dialog Box
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NY Times article on DNA computing
A VAT OF DNA MAY BECOME THE FAST COMPUTER OF THE FUTURE. By Gina Kolata. © 1995 Wired Ventures Ltd. To the astonishment of even the most wild-eyed...
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ACA Paper Version 11
Since 20 June 1995. Unpublished paper written in preparation for presentation made at ACA Conference, Regina, Canada, June 16, 1995. The Changing...
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