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Real cells - virtual computers


*Correspondence to: George Alex POPESCU, SUPÉLEC, Plateau de Moulon, 3 rue Joliot-Curie, 911192 GIF-sur-YVETTE CEDEX, Tel.: +33 6 63 51 61 65, Fax: +33 1 69 85 12 34, georgealex.popescu@supelec.fr


Now it is quite usual to use real computers to simulte virtual cells. I suggest that real cells (e.g. cells cultured in vitro) might be considered and used as molecular automata. As an imaginary experience, a molecular automata can be built, using real cells and a chemical inert molecule. I suggest that one could be able to test statistical properties of a 2D gas trapped in a box using this sort of automata. Moreover, I would conjecture that any possible algorithm can be implemented in such molecular automata.