The seesaw magic book: the computational power of DNA molecules

A whimsical explanation of recent research developing molecular systems that perform information processing tasks. Yes, it's real. No, there's no magic.

Reference: "Scaling Up Digital Circuit Computation with DNA Strand Displacement Cascades," Lulu Qian and Erik Winfree, Science, June 3, 2011

Animation and Narration: Lulu Qian
Music: Donde Voy, on The Daydream - A Sleeping Forest
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