DNA Based Computers
About this Title
R J. Lipton and Eric Baum, Editors
Publication: DIMACS Series in Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science
Publication Year: 1996; Volume 27
ISBNs: 978-0-8218-0973-0 (print); 978-1-4704-3985-9 (online)
MathSciNet review: MR1407744
MSC: Primary 68-06; Secondary 68Q05
This volume presents the proceedings of a conference held at Princeton University in April 1995 as part of the DIMACS Special Year on Mathematical Support for Molecular Biology. The subject of the conference was the new area of DNA based computing.
DNA based computing is the study of using DNA strands as individual computers. The concept was initiated by Leonard Adleman's paper in Science in November 1994.
Graduate students and research mathematicians interested in computer science.
Table of Contents
- On constructing a molecular computer
- A DNA associative memory potentially larger than the brain
- A universal molecular computer
- Breaking DES using a molecular computer
- Speeding up computations via molecular biology
- A DNA and restriction enzyme implementation of Turing machines
- DNA computers in vitro and vivo
- Complexity of restricted and unrestricted models of molecular computation
- On the computational power of DNA annealing and ligation