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Submission + - Synthetic life with a "kill switch" (wired.com) 1

jkinney3 writes: No Good Will Come Of This
Wired is reporting that DARPA is looking at ways to create synthetic organisms that are effectively immortal but can be killed with the flip of a switch if required. The BioDesign project has a $6M budget.
No indication if it's a Lee Majors or Lindsey Wagoner plan.
Backporting that kill switch would also be a BadThing.

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