Casting polymer nets to optimize noisy molecular codes.

@article{Tlusty2008CastingPN,
  title={Casting polymer nets to optimize noisy molecular codes.},
  author={Tsvi Tlusty},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 24},
  pages={8238-43}
}
Life relies on the efficient performance of molecular codes, which relate symbols and meanings via error-prone molecular recognition. We describe how optimizing a code to withstand the impact of molecular recognition noise may be understood from the statistics of a two-dimensional network made of polymers. The noisy code is defined by partitioning the space of symbols into regions according to their meanings. The "polymers" are the boundaries between these regions, and their statistics define… CONTINUE READING