The research paper DNA Computing Technique says that DNA Computers have billion times more storage capacity than the conventional microchip processor. The DNA Computing technique uses the recombination methods of the nucleotides. The sequence patterns that are unique can solve many storage problems pertaining to traditional computing methods. The speed can increase billion times. The DNA Computing technology can offer processing and storage results like never before.
What is DNA Computing all about?
DNA Computing that works on the principle of nucleotide sequencing has potential to increase the storage potential of any information/ data over a billion times. The breakthrough research was first conducted in the labs of University of Southern California when Professor Adleman first thought of nucleotide sequencing to replace the traditional binary 1’s and 2’s of traditional computing. He also used a primitive algorithm to find solutions to the famous Hamilton Pathway problem wherein the shortest distance to be traveled through seven cities was to be determined for a salesman.
Adleman mixed the DNA strands to get a recombinant nucleotide sequencing each sequence was unique and represented distance between two cities. And shortest distance at that. The only problem was the unnecessary intermediary chemical reactions which Adleman meticulously eliminated. This research has opened vistas for DNA Computing which has become a buzz word ever since.
Conclusion: DNA Computing is not as easy as it sounds to be. The tear drop sized DNA Computer has to be understood and welcomed. The test tube method of storing information and the type of lab environment that facilitates DNA Computing could be intimidating. There are many potential hiccups as of now. There could be many unnecessary chemical reactions in DNA Computing which need to meticulously eliminated by the subject experts. The manual assistance required for DNA Computing makes it a far- fetched dream.
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