We describe strategies for the construction of bacterial computing platforms by describing a number of results from the recently completed bacterial computing with engineered populations project. In general, the implementation of such systems requires a framework containing various components such as intracellular circuits, single cell input/output and cell–cell interfacing, as well as extensive analysis. In this overview paper, we describe our approach to each of these, and suggest possible areas for future research.
One contribution of 13 to a Theo Murphy meeting issue ‘Heterotic computing: exploiting hybrid computational devices’.
- Accepted April 17, 2015.
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