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"The Pentagon's advanced research division has allocated $6 million to create immortal synthetic organisms, which can die on command and keep a genetic record of what they have been doing, a report says.

 

Based on the 2011 budget of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the project, known as 'BioDesign,' aims to create artificial life, presumably with military purposes, Wired News reported.

 

The DNA of these genetically engineered organisms is altered to "produce the intended biological effect." These changes will ideally prevent cell death but induce the 'self-destruct option' in case of malfunction or falling into the wrong hands.

 

While genetic serial numbers enable the cells to be tracked, the genetic locks created in these "tamper proof" cells prevent enemies from reprogramming the cells.

 

"BioDesign eliminates the randomness of natural evolutionary advancement primarily by advanced genetic engineering and molecular biology technologies to produce the intended biological effect," the DARPA document stated.

 

DARPA scientists believe their findings will help "robust understanding of the collective mechanisms that contribute to cell death" so as to "enable a new generation of regenerative cells that could ultimately be programmed to live indefinitely."

 

The report said that the project received mixed reactions from experts who did not know what to make of it."

 

It begins.  :kasper:

 

 

 

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=118127&sectionid=3510203

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Excellent, i needed a specific subject to talk about in Computer Social and current affairs for uni, this could be it.

 

Come on Parky, do the legwork for me, find out more, reactions, opinions, the future!  O0 :lol:

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Excellent, i needed a specific subject to talk about in Computer Social and current affairs for uni, this could be it.

 

Come on Parky, do the legwork for me, find out more, reactions, opinions, the future!  O0 :lol:

 

I'll just get on the blower to the Pentagon and if they're busy Langley...Yeah?  :cheesy:

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What's the problem? No one has made any problems about the study of cell death and it's mechanisms. What's wrong about seeing how we can prevent it? Immortality would be shit, but it has serious implications for cancer cures and general science, non?

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What's the problem? No one has made any problems about the study of cell death and it's mechanisms. What's wrong about seeing how we can prevent it? Immortality would be shit, but it has serious implications for cancer cures and general science, non?

 

They aren't really interested in public health spin offs mate.

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What's the problem? No one has made any problems about the study of cell death and it's mechanisms. What's wrong about seeing how we can prevent it? Immortality would be shit, but it has serious implications for cancer cures and general science, non?

 

They aren't really interested in public health spin offs mate.

 

Science is science, knowledge is knowledge, the only difference is application parkster. As you say, 20 years out of date... ;)

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What's the problem? No one has made any problems about the study of cell death and it's mechanisms. What's wrong about seeing how we can prevent it? Immortality would be shit, but it has serious implications for cancer cures and general science, non?

 

They aren't really interested in public health spin offs mate.

 

Science is science, knowledge is knowledge, the only difference is application parkster. As you say, 20 years out of date... ;)

 

Knowledge isn't knowledge if the best stuff remanins hidden now is it? The reason this has been revealed now with a silly budget attached is cause it's a reality test..Just sneaking it through the public gaze cause they already havde an app for it.

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