biocomputing

noun bio·com·put·ing \ ¦bī-(ˌ)o-kəm-¦pyü-tiŋ \

Definition of biocomputing

1 :the application of computer science to biological research
  • The 140 sequenced bacterial genomes and 1600 sequenced viral genomes, comprising potentially over 400,000 encoded proteins, already exceed by 10-fold the complexity of the human genome, which less than 3 years ago was seen as a major challenge for biocomputing.
  • —Rino Rappuoli and Antonello CovacciScience24 Oct. 2003
2 :the practice of using biocomputers to perform calculations
  • Further variations in biocomputing use proteins instead of nucleic acids, or DNA hairpin formation …
  • Estonian Journal Of EngineeringJune 2011

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First Known Use of biocomputing

1965


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