from MIT’s Technology Review:
A newfound ability to model the complex feedback loops that control plant clocks could have important implications for computing.
One of the limitations of conventional thinking in computation is that computable functions proceed in a sequential manner, one independent step after another. When computer scientists talk of parallelism, they usually mean carrying out more than one of these independent linear computations at the same time.
In the biological world, things are more complex because steps in biological computations may not be independent.