• Zoya Ignatova
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmermann
  • Israel Martínez-Pérez


This introductory chapter envisions DNA computing from the perspective of molecular information technology, which is brought into focus by three confluent research directions. First, the size of semiconductor devices approaches the scale of large macromolecules. Second, the enviable computational capabilities of living organisms are increasingly traced to molecular mechanisms. Third, techniques for engineering molecular control structures into living cells start to emerge.


Synthetic Biology Turing Machine Molecular Computing Molecular Logic Gate Molecular Nanotechnology 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoya Ignatova
    • 1
  • Karl-Heinz Zimmermann
    • 2
  • Israel Martínez-Pérez
    • 2
  1. 1.Cellular BiochemistryMax Planck Institute of BiochemistryMunichGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Computer TechnologyHamburg University of TechnologyGermany

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