Bio-Molecular Computing

May 28, 2010  //  Posted by: qwcdirect  //  Category: Computers & Laptops, Technology

The idea of molecules that can perform computations is not new rather it is a traditional approach to computation in both theoretical and technological perspectives. Bio-molecular computing has added to our understanding of both biology and computer science. The whole process operates in a natural noisy environment in which computer instruction machinery is embedded. It uses DNA and other biological materials as the basic building blocks for constructing computational machines to solve difficult problems.

Bio-molecular Computing opens the possibility of providing a solution to the future designing computers in terms of construction and efficient computation. It also provides a programmable access to nanosystems and the molecular biology world thus extending the reach of computation. It also uses wider and complex algorithms that run on molecular hardware and open up new models of computation. To top it all it opens computers to a wider range of applications in the manufacturing, diagnostics and control of molecular processes. With all these it increases our understanding of information flow as well as the limitations of computation.

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