DNA computing

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DNA computing

n.
Molecular computing using DNA molecules.
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Tenders are invited for Biological Computer Programmed Freezer, Semen Straw Filling And Sealing Machine And Cold Handling Cabinet
Instead, a biological computer would be made of small vats of liquids - chemicals, proteins and other biological elements that work just like electronic computers.
The brain can be treated as a biological computer in the sense that it acquires information from the surrounding world, stores it, and processes it.
These developments include cloning animals (from food animals to racehorses), implanting electrodes into insects and rodents to control their movements, inserting genes from one species into another, biological computer components, artificial genomes, and prosthetics that may be better at performing a particular function than the original body part.
This tendency far under weighs the usefulness of the biological computer we all possess that will ultimately review the out put and decide whether or not it is logical and reasonable.
Somehow, it surprises us when the brain, the most complex organ in the human body, a biological computer of unprecedented speed and complexity, has glitches in its software.
In 1958, von Foerster founded the Biological Computer Laboratory (BCL), which allowed him to collaborate with scholars from other disciplines and which he directed until his retirement.
The biological computer, or automaton, was created by scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science, near Tel Aviv.
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