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January 19, 2009

Simulator Predicts Evolution

Rockefeller University biophysicists Eric D. Siggia and Paul Francois have developed a simulator which can model evolutionary steps to build an adaptive biochemical network. In test runs, Siggia and Francois found that the same series of specific mutations were repeated each time the simulation was restarted. Evolution's next best move was predictable at each step. This simulator takes Darwin's theories to a new level, allowing scientists to study each step in the natural selection process as it occurs.

Posted by BlogAuthor1 at January 19, 2009 6:55 PM
category: Artificial Invention


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