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Evolutionary acquisition of complex traits in artificial epigenetic networks (2018)
Journal Article
Turner, A., Tyrrell, A., Trefzer, M., & Lones, M. (2019). Evolutionary acquisition of complex traits in artificial epigenetic networks. BioSystems, 176, 17-26. doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2018.12.001

How complex traits arise within organisms over evolutionary time is an important question that has relevance both to the understanding of biological systems and to the design of bio-inspired computing systems. This paper investigates the process of a... Read More

Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Dethlefs, N., & Turner, A. (2017). Transparency of execution using epigenetic networks. In C. Knibbe, G. Beslon, D. Parsons, D. Misevic, J. Rouzaud-Cornabas, N. Bredeche, …H. Soula (Eds.), Proceedings of the ECAL 2017, 404-411. doi:10.7551/ecal_a_068

This paper describes how the recurrent connectionist architecture epiNet, which is capable of dynamically modifying its topology, is able to provide a form of transparent execution. EpiNet, which is inspired by eukaryotic gene regulation in nature, i... Read More