U.S. Military Darpa Seeks Creation of New Artificial Life Forms Rapidly
ability to rapidly design and build “new systems” to create novel capabilities and to address complex challenges that today have no or few solutions,
Rearrange life forms, create entirely brand new genomes
modular genetic parts for “directed evolution” and the assembly of new life forms, self-contained platforms that can test entire genomes in bulk, and even new building blocks for synthetic life beyond the nucleotides found in naturally occurring DNA.
In sum, DARPA wants a set of tools that can construct an entirely artificial, novel form of life