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Herding an evolving biological population with quantum control tools

Populations of organisms can be regarded as clouds of genetic variants evolving passively in response to mutation and natural selection. Counterdiabatic driving — a tool borrowed from quantum control — now offers the possibility of actively controlling both the rate and route followed by an evolving population.

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Weinreich, D.M. Herding an evolving biological population with quantum control tools. Nat. Phys. 17, 17–19 (2021).

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