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Scientists develop advanced biological computer
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(Israel National News) Technion scientists developed and constructed a molecular transducer, which is an advanced computing machine. This molecular computer was built entirely of biomolecules, such as DNA and enzymes that can manipulate genetic codes.
This unprecedented device can compute iteratively, namely, it uses the output as a new input for subsequent computations. Furthermore, it produces outputs in the form of biologically meaningful phenomena, such as resistance of bacteria to various antibiotics.
The researchers demonstrated that their transducer can perform long division of binary numbers by 3 and performed an iterative computation.
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