- Gabriel Wu 23:15, 17 April 2013 (EDT): Embryonic devleopment is a complex algorithm. It involves an interplay of many steps and timing is critical. Do you think maybe an aspiration (ambitious, I admit) of all these genetic circuits is to mimc the development of biological structures? This relates a little bit to the call scaffolding and printing idea. But, maybe the long term goal of all these genetic circuits is to create a cell that will grow and differentiate according to a design defined by a series of genetic circuits, which will ultimately lead to programs as phenotypically relevant as a developing embryo?