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Abstract: "This paper proposes an organization for a genetic design system (GDS) that is derived from two sources: (1) the search paradigm in computer-aided design, (2) the structure of natural evolution. Both sources are presented in an abstract form that exposes their mechanism. The components of the search mechanism are related to those of natural evolution, and a system design based on this correspondence is advanced. A critical discussion of the design and a proposed research program are presented."