Authors review recent experimental data that gives they to the conclusion that proteins conformation configurations are used by cells to store information, so being the a cellular memory mechanism. They also show that different protein associations can serve to store information for longer periods, and that the protein information can be passed to descendant cells.
Of course is a cell is conscious it must have some memory so this is another piece of the matter. But this is probably only one kind of memory, water is structured near to surfaces and have a sensible interface  so in some timescales or in other ambit other memory mechanisms, like water, can be at work, in any case the cellular memory is established.
It must be said also, although this kind of investigations are not mentioned in the paper, that proteins vibrations, that are dependent on their conformations, developed in a collective fashion in the terahertz region  and that is proposed that an electromagnetic communication occurs between proteins , here a very related theory is the Resonant Recognition Model.
So although the paper speaks also about chemical computation possibilities, the reality is that electromagnetic fields can be the sensible dynamic part, to say, that capable to read the memory.
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