Synthetic associative learning in engineered multicellular consortia

  title={Synthetic associative learning in engineered multicellular consortia},
  author={Javier Mac{\'i}a and Blai Vidiella and Ricard V. Sol{\'e}},
  journal={Journal of The Royal Society Interface},
Associative learning (AL) is one of the key mechanisms displayed by living organisms in order to adapt to their changing environments. It was recognized early as a general trait of complex multicellular organisms but is also found in ‘simpler’ ones. It has also been explored within synthetic biology using molecular circuits that are directly inspired in neural network models of conditioning. These designs involve complex wiring diagrams to be implemented within one single cell, and the presence… 

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