Our work shows that the evolution of regulatory connections between genes, which govern how genes are expressed in our cells, has the same learning capabilities as neural networks. In other words, gene networks evolve like neural networks learn.
Wasn't it a theory that has been under consideration for quite some time? I mean, it seems rather logical that evolution process could change its methodologies with time. If one of the methods could yield same adaptability faster, it would prevail. I know that this is a bit of a naïve analogy, but in my head concept of biological evolution always was very interlocked with principle of least action hence the reason why I am not really phased by it. Am I missing something?