We've all heard our brain likened to a computer. But professor Jian-Jun Shu and his students at Nanyang Technical University are taking that comparison quite literally.
Shu and his team at the university's School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering have proposed a way to use DNA strands for computing operations.
Their article “DNA-Based Computing of Strategic Assignment Problems,” was recently published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Shu points out that the human body performs computations that are naturally more faster than even the fastest silicon-based computer.