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December 17th, 2004

DNA May Hold Key To Compact Information Processing

Abstract:
The DNA molecule—nature’s premier data storage material—may hold the key for the information technology industry as it faces demands for more compact data processing and storage circuitry. A team led by Richard Kiehl, a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Minnesota, has used DNA’s ability to assemble itself into predetermined patterns to construct a synthetic DNA scaffolding with regular, closely spaced docking sites that can direct the assembly of circuits for processing or storing data.

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University of Minnesota

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