57620811 story Turing's Theory of Chemical Morphogenesis Validated 60 Years After His Death 74 Posted by Unknown Lamer on Wednesday March 12, 2014 @08:48AM from the how-does-it-feel-to-be-a-robot dept. cold fjord writes "Phys.org reports, "Alan Turing's accomplishments in computer science are well known, but lesser known is his impact on biology and chemistry. In his only paper on biology (PDF), Turing proposed a theory of morphogenesis, or how identical copies of a single cell differentiate, for example, into an organism with arms and legs, a head and tail. Now, 60 years after Turing's death, researchers from Brandeis University and the University of Pittsburgh have provided the first experimental evidence that validates Turing's theory in cell-like structures. The team published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, March 10.""