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Computation with finite stochastic chemical reaction networks

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Computation with finite stochastic chemical reaction networks
A highly desired part of the synthetic biology toolbox is an embedded chemical microcontroller, capable of autonomously following a logic program specified by a set of instructions, and interacting with its cellular environment. Strategies for incorporating logic in aqueous chemistry have focused primarily on implementing components, such as logic gates, that are composed into larger circuits, with each logic gate in the circuit corresponding to one or more molecular species. With this paradigm, designing and producing new molecular species is necessary to perform larger computations. An alternative approach begins by noticing that chemical systems on the small scale are fundamentally discrete and stochastic. In particular, the exact molecular counts of each molecular species present, is an intrinsically available form of information. This might appear to be a very weak form of information, perhaps quite difficult for computations to utilize. Indeed, it has been shown that error-free T...
David Soloveichik, Matthew Cook, Erik Winfree, Jeh
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where NC
Authors David Soloveichik, Matthew Cook, Erik Winfree, Jehoshua Bruck
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