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Revision as of 04:34, 27 October 2013

MIT Self-Assembly Lab 2013

Can we make the patterns of Conway's Game of Life with DNA? Can we make patterns transition between stages?

What is Conway's Game of Life?
The Game of Life is a cellular automaton devised by the British mathematician John Horton Conway in 1970.The game consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game.

The Rules:
1. Each cell with 1 or no neighbors dies.
2. Each cell with 4 or more neighbors dies.
3. Each cell with 2 or 3 neighbors survives.
4. Each cell with 3 neighbors becomes populated.

Watch The Game of Life Video

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