QUARTZ: A DNA computer has a trillion siblings and replicates itself to make a decision

Press / Media: Research

Release date: 13/3/2017

Description

Think of a computer.

You’re probably imagining a smartphone or laptop, or even one of Google or Amazon’s huge server buildings if you’re in the know about the physical internet.

Those modern computers serve us well, but in the future, the word “computer” may conjure images of something much more…squishy. Researchers from the University of Manchester announced last week that they’ve taken another step towards building computers from DNA, a far cry from the silicon processors that underpin our digital infrastructure today.

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TitleA DNA computer has a trillion siblings and replicates itself to make a decision
Media name / outletQuartz
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date13/03/17
DescriptionThink of a computer.

You’re probably imagining a smartphone or laptop, or even one of Google or Amazon’s huge server buildings if you’re in the know about the physical internet.

Those modern computers serve us well, but in the future, the word “computer” may conjure images of something much more…squishy. Researchers from the University of Manchester announced last week that they’ve taken another step towards building computers from DNA, a far cry from the silicon processors that underpin our digital infrastructure today.
URLhttps://qz.com/929258/a-dna-computer-has-a-trillion-siblings-and-replicates-itself-to-make-a-decision/
PersonsRoss King

Keywords

  • computer science, DNA

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