DNA Computing: Future of Renewable Smart Computation Systems

DNA Computing: Future of Renewable Smart Computation Systems

Mandrita Mondal (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8561-0.ch007
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Abstract

The modern era of classical silicon-based computing is at the edge of a number of technological challenges which include huge energy consumption, requirement of massive memory space, and generation of e-waste. The proposed alternative to this pitfall is nanocomputing, which was first exemplified in the form of DNA computing. Recently, DNA computing is gaining acceptance in the field of eco-friendly, unconventional, nature-inspired computation. The future of computing depends on making it renewable, as this can cause a drastic improvement in energy consumption. Thus, to save the natural resources and to stop the growing toxicity of the planet, reversibility is being imposed on DNA computing so that it can replace the traditional form of computation. This chapter reflects the foundation of DNA computing and renewability of this multidisciplinary domain that can be produced optimally and run from available natural resources.
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2. Dna Computing

Before delving deeper into the DNA computing, a recapitulation of basic concepts around DNA is a mandate. The next subsection illustrates some of those basic premises of DNA in molecular biology.

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