Using feedback to regulate gene expression in a developmental control architecture

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We present what we believe is the first attempt to physically reconstruct the exploratory mechanism of genetic regulatory networks. Feedback plays a crucial role during developmental processes and its mechanisms have recently become much clearer due to evidence from evolutionary developmental biology. We believe that without similar mechanisms of in- teraction and feedback, digital genomes cannot guide themselves across functional search spaces in a way that fully exploits a domain's resources, particularly in the complex search domains of real-world physics. Our architecture is designed to let evolution utilise feedback as part of its mechanism of exploration.
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Publication statusPublished - 2007

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