Turing’s theory of chemical morphogenesis validated 60 years after his death

Alan Turing’s contributions to computer science are of course well known. Perhaps less well known are his contributions to physics and biology. With regards to the latter, he authored a paper on morphogenesis, the process under which copies of a cell differentiate themselves into the physical structures that make up a multi-cell organism. Now researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have performed a series of experiments that confirmed Turing’s theory.

One can only imagine what Turing would have done had he not been so shamefully treated by the post-war British government.

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