Yes, a computer made from the DNA strands in a test tube, can calculate the square root for numbers up to 900.
If you’re curious, you can check out the Wikipedia page to learn more about DNA computing – it is indeed a thing if you did not know.
Chunlei Guo and a couple more members at the University of Rochester in New York state developed this computer, which utilizes exactly 32 strands of DNA to store and process information.
As mentioned earlier, the computer is capable enough to calculate the square root for numbers up to 900 and other complex calculations.
With that in mind, it looks like DNA computing could be the potential successor to traditional computing technologies to perform complex calculations and operations.
Even though we get a solid reference from the journal to learn about the progress of DNA computing. There’s still a long way to go when it comes to its usage over traditional computing systems.
DNA computing should find its application in biotechnology and bioengineering soon enough – but the progress looks promising and interesting.
What do you think about DNA computers? Do they have the potential to take over traditional computers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.