Continuous computation in engineered gene circuits

Angel Goñi-Moreno*, Martyn Amos

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper we consider the problem of representation and measurement in genetic circuits, and investigate how they can affect the reliability of engineered systems. We propose a design scheme, based on the notion of continuous computation, which addresses these issues. We illustrate the methodology by showing how a concept from computer architecture (namely, branch prediction) may be implemented in vivo, using a distributed approach. Simulation results confirm the in-principle feasibility of our method, and offer valuable insights into its future laboratory validation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-56
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Early online date23 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2012


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