DNA Computing and Errors: A Computer Science Perspective

DNA Computing and Errors: A Computer Science Perspective

Lila Kari (The University of Western Ontario, Canada), Elena Losseva (The University of Western Ontario, Canada) and Petr Sosik (Silesian University, Czech Republic and The University of Western Ontario, Canada)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-333-3.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter looks at the question of managing errors that arise in DNA-based computation. Due to the inaccuracy of biochemical reactions, the experimental implementation of a DNA computation may lead to incorrectly calculated results. This chapter explores different methods that can assist in the reduction of such occurrences. The solutions to the problem of erroneous biocomputations are presented from the perspective of computer science techniques. Three main aspects of dealing with errors are covered: software simulations, algorithmic approaches, and theoretical methods. The objective of this survey is to explain how these tools can reduce errors associated with DNA computing.

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