Enforcing logical delays in DNA computing systems
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DNA computing has the potential to create powerful devices, but, in the context of well-mixed systems, sequentiality of operations is hard to achieve. To enforce such sequentiality, we propose a generic delay gate that can be interfaced with virtually any DNA system. Since it is system-independent, our delay gate can be used as an off-the-shelf library to accelerate the design of increasingly complex systems. Additionally, we checked the feasibility of our design by testing various in vitro implementations. We also present a theoretical proof of concept of its applicability by using it to complement an existing DNA module library, the DNA toolbox, to design new systems.
KeywordsDNA computing Delay mechanism Sequentiality Concurrency DNA toolbox
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