Faculty Advisor

Bagshaw, Joseph C.

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.

Abstract

The purpose of our project was to improve upon Adleman's method of solving a Hamiltonian path problem using DNA. Adleman performed his experiment in seven days, but our method for solving a Hamiltonian path takes four days and involves cloning and sequencing. We were able to repeat Adleman's part of the experiment, but we were not able to get the cloning strategy to work. We conclude by taking a present and future look at DNA computers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Major

Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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