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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@inproceedings(SS-GECCO07, author = "Kester Clegg and Susan Stepney and Tim Clarke", title = "Using Feedback to Regulate Gene Expression in a Developmental Control Architecture", pages = "966--973", crossref = "GECCO07" ) @proceedings(GECCO07, title = "Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference: GECCO 2005, Washington DC, USA, June 2005", booktitle = "Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference: GECCO 2007, London, UK, July 2007", publisher = "ACM Press", year = 2007 )