Bio and DNA computers

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I’m interested in current state and progress_point of research in field of using DNA and other Bio materials in developing informational systems (or applying it in some areas/ researches of IT).

There’s lot’s of talking going on involving this subject, but no real information. Using google to search I found nothing but useless links and outdated sites. Is there some mainstream in this research , what is the main idea/mechanism of using DNA in developing, let’s say, CPU’s or memories (what are results of this res., current models, working prototypes) .
Not only DNA, I remember few years ago I’ve read something about using some fluorescent bacteria in developing high capacity memory banks.

Let’s talk about this... posting interesting and usable links wouldn’t be bad :).

Greets
Siniša
 

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Monique
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Good point, I am information deprived too on this subject.. did you try looking through some pop-science journals? Or even Science or Nature? I guess those are the places to look..
 
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I did a quick search in Web of Science for articles on the topic of "DNA Computer", and of the 3 pages that came up, only one seemed to be relevent and have an abstract:

Progress in DNA computer
Chen WC, Chen ZH, Qui HX, Wang ZQ
PROGRESS IN BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOPHYSICS
28 (2): 156-159 APR 2001
DNA computer is a new research field which combines both the computer science and molecular biology. DNA computer is proposed to solve a class of hard problems of mathematical complexity by using a set of DNA sequences encoding all candidate solutions to the computational problem of interest and find out the correct answers by serial manipulations of biochemical reactions. DNA computer is exactly a biomolecular computer which stores a vast quantity of information with high density. DNA computer, by means of its huge parallel computation and brute force search strategy, can solve the NP complete problems with polynomial time. The recent advances and principle of DNA computer are introduced. The future development and the bioinformatical significance of DNA computer are also analyzed and discussed.
 

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