Embryonic Machines That Divide and Differentiate
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- Mange D., Stauffer A., Petraglio E., Tempesti G. (2004) Embryonic Machines That Divide and Differentiate. In: Ijspeert A.J., Murata M., Wakamiya N. (eds) Biologically Inspired Approaches to Advanced Information Technology. BioADIT 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3141. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
After defining a Universe for computer science in opposition to the Universe of biology, this paper presents the roles that cellular division plays in both of them. Based on the nine construction rules of the so-called Tom Thumb algorithm, cellular division leads to a novel self-replicating loop endowed with universal construction and computation. The self-replication of the totipotent cell of the “LSL” acronym serves as an artificial cell division example of the loop and results in the growth and differentiation of a multicellular organism.
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