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Counting to Infinity ...

Author(s):

K. Nolde, H. Vanderschuren
Conference/Journal:

First ETH Symposium on Synthetic Biology, 24. Feb 2006
Abstract:

The project of the ETH Zurich team consists of the design and in vivo implementation of a gene circuit that can count to 2. In essence, the counter uses two toggle switches, each storing 1 bit, to keep track of the 4 internal states. The design of the counter is highly modular, with the hope that it can be included as a unit in larger circuits, and also combined with further counter instances to keep track of a much larger number of states, up to 2^n with n units. To facilitate further developments and integration to other projects, the parts of the counter are available in form of BioBricks. Among many exciting applications, the availability of a counter enables the execution of sequential instructions, and therfore paves the way for the execution of artificial programs inside living cells.

Further Information
Year:

2006
Type of Publication:

(06)Talk
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