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Alan Turing and biology

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Saunders, P.T. ; Dept. of Math., King''s Coll., London, UK

Alan Turing spent his final years working at the University of Manchester. A little known feature of this work, his interest in morphogenesis, is described. It is argued that this work is both analogous to Turing's computing work, in that it represented a radical break into a new field with little reference to previous work, and discontinuous with it, since Turing did not make use of any of the obvious analogies between programming a computer and programming a gene.<>

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Annals of the History of Computing, IEEE  (Volume:15 ,  Issue: 3 )

Date of Publication:

1993

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