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This theory paper investigates how delays destabilize fixed points. This is a fundamentally different analysis, quite the opposite of trying to use delays to make limit cycles more attractive.
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This is not transcriptional delay, but rather delay through intermediate species, which is the principle that dominates previous delay studies.
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This experimental paper uses a plasmid that effectively contains a delay, used for another purpose entirely, but might be a good starting point for design.
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This paper measures transfer curves and dynamics of a simple circuit
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