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Molecular computation of solutions to combinatorial problems

Science  11 Nov 1994:
Vol. 266, Issue 5187, pp. 1021-1024
DOI: 10.1126/science.7973651

Abstract

The tools of molecular biology were used to solve an instance of the directed Hamiltonian path problem. A small graph was encoded in molecules of DNA, and the "operations" of the computation were performed with standard protocols and enzymes. This experiment demonstrates the feasibility of carrying out computations at the molecular level.

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