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The Rise of Molecular Machines

wiring diagram specifying a biochemical circuit

Wiring diagram specifying a biochemical circuit that consists of 74 different DNA molecules. The circuit, developed at Caltech, demonstrates an approach for implementing arbitrary digital logic in biochemical systems.

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The field of molecular computing is achieving new levels of control over biochemical processes and fostering sophisticated connections between computer science and the biological sciences.

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