Biological computation

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The term "biological computation" refers, variously, to any of the following:

- the study of the computations performed by natural biota,[1][2][3][4] including the subject matter of systems biology.

- the design of algorithms inspired by the computational methods of biota [5]

- the design and engineering of manufactured computational devices using synthetic biology components[6][7]

- computer methods for the analysis of biological data, elsewhere called computational biology[8]

When biological computation refers to using biology to build computers, it is a subfield of computer science and is distinct from the interdisciplinary science of bioinformatics which simply uses computers to better understand biology.

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  1. ^ Mitchell, M. (2010) Biological Computation. http://www.santafe.edu/media/workingpapers/10-09-021.pdf
  2. ^ Didales, K. (2007) Being - Our New Understanding of the Meaning of Life. https://sites.google.com/site/djhbrown2/IPM.pdf
  3. ^ Bray, D. Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell (2009) ISBN 0-300-14173-4, ISBN 978-0-300-14173-3
  4. ^ NIMBios (2015) Information and entropy in biological systems http://www.nimbios.org/workshops/WS_entropy
  5. ^ Lamm, E. and Unger, R. Biological Computation. Chapman and Hall/CRC, 2011.
  6. ^ Biological Computation Group at MIT - Psrg.csail.mit.edu "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-30. Retrieved 2013-10-23. 
  7. ^ Sergi Regot, Javier Macia, Núria Conde, Kentaro Furukawa, Jimmy Kjellén, Tom Peeters, Stefan Hohmann, Eulàlia de Nadal, Francesc Posas & Ricard Solé (2011) Distributed biological computation with multicellular engineered networks. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v469/n7329/full/nature09679.html
  8. ^ Biological Computation - Microsoft Research. http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/groups/biology