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Pentagon to Make Terrifying Immortal Organisms

Wired is reporting that the Pentagon is investing in a project called BioDesign, which would ideally create organisms that could be programmed to live indefinitely. In addition:

They’ll encode loyalty right into DNA, by developing genetically programmed locks to create “tamper proof” cells. Plus, the synthetic organism will be traceable, using some kind of DNA manipulation, “similar to a serial number on a handgun.” And if that doesn’t work, don’t worry. In case Darpa’s plan somehow goes horribly awry, they’re also tossing in a last-resort, genetically-coded kill switch.

The exhaustively researched conspiracy manifesto just writes itself, doesn’t it?  We all know how well genetically-coded kill switches work out

Wired relates that one expert told them, “I would love to comment, but unfortunately Darpa has installed a kill switch in me.”

Wired’s Danger Room, Via Gizmodo

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