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Leave it to Darpa, the Pentagon’s advanced-research arm, to bring synthetic biology to a new level of creepiness. For 2011, Darpa has dedicated $6 million to a new program called BioDesign, which according to the agency’s budget is an attempt to eliminate “the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement” and create synthetic organisms for specific functions—for instance, microorganisms that clean up oil spills or skin cells that an army medic could use to repair injuries. The twist: Darpa wants organisms “that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely.” Just in case,
Originally posted by Vortiki
ILook at the Large Hadron Collider. Everyone was terrified that it would create a black hole, or strangelets.
Originally posted by glen200376
Did you notice that the article tries to get you on side by giving clearing oil spills and helping injured soldiers as examples of things this tech can do?Sounds like they are trying to convince people this is a great idea,stinks of propaganda-wonder why?
Originally posted by pedroroach
We really need to stop all this messing around with nature.
Sounds sort of like when they were breading african bee's with european bee's and they got out and formed killer bee's. That should have been the first and last lesson about messing with nature.