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Molecular Computation of Solutions to Combinatorial Problems
Leonard M. Adleman
New Series, Vol. 266, No. 5187 (Nov. 11, 1994), pp. 1021-1024
Published by: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2885489
Page Count: 4
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The tools of molecular biology were used to solve an instance of the directed Hamiltonian path problem. A small graph was encoded in molecules of DNA, and the "operations" of the computation were performed with standard protocols and enzymes. This experiment demonstrates the feasibility of carrying out computations at the molecular level.
Science © 1994 American Association for the Advancement of Science