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 Covacci, Science, 24 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 Engineering, June 2011
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