It seems that chemists are using genetic algorithms, too:
in reply to Re: Re: JAPH-ing Genetically
in thread JAPH-ing Genetically
What's especially weird about this case is that the subject of this particular enzime is genetics!
Designing new enzymes is a difficult task, but what researchers can do is make thousands of trillions of RNA molecules, with the hope that one or a few of them can catalyze the appropriate reactions.
Now if we could make trillions of little perl interpreters and turn them loose on a problem...—John