Re: Genetic transition to posthumanism

From: Anders Sandberg (
Date: Sun May 20 2001 - 10:39:00 MDT

On Sun, May 20, 2001 at 08:45:55AM -0700, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:
> The shape problem isn't solved yet because its historically
> been mostly of scientific interest. I suspect a lot is
> known about how Drosophila gets its shape for example.

Yes and no - there is a lot of nice data and some modeling work, but
what is really needed is a good design methodology. Currently we can
simulate how simple patterns emerge from morphogen gradients, and
probably do some design based on that, but what is really needed is to
fins the mapping design -> morphogen system -> genes.

For a course in biomodelling here I wrote a brief review of some fun

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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