DNA2 - Emerging Technologies of Computation Montek Singh...

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Unformatted text preview: Emerging Technologies of Computation Montek Singh COMP790-084 Nov 17, 2011 Two different technologies Previous Class: DNA as biochemical computer DNA molecules encode data enzymes, probes etc. manipulate data TODAY: DNA used to assemble electronic computer DNA molecules used as scaffolding nanoscale electronic components piggyback DNA assembles the computer Today: Computing using DNA Pioneering work by Chris Dwyer et al. PhD at UNC; now faculty at Duke Key Idea: Exploit constraints on DNA bonding to design DNA sequences that will only come together in predictable ways Piggy back components of interest on top of DNA: transistors, wires, etc. Terminology: functionalization: attaching DNA strand to a component of interest Basics of DNA Self-Assembly 3 distinct DNA-functionalized objects assemble into a triad if sequences are carefully chosen Forming a triad...
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