DNA could power computers, research finds

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Instead of conventional circuits built of silicon that use electrical current, computer engineers could take advantage of the unique properties of DNA, the double-helix molecule that carries life’s information.

Dwyer recently demonstrated that by simply mixing customized snippets of DNA and other molecules, he could create billions of identical, tiny, waffle-looking structures.

These nanostructures can then be used as the building blocks for a variety of circuit-based applications, ranging from the biomedical to the computational.

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