Attention – all interested in synthetic biology – DARPA is interested, big time

For those interested in synthetic biology, check out the new DARPA call for proposals: Living Foundries: Advanced Tools and Capabilities for Generalizable Platforms (ATCG) – Federal Business Opportunities: Opportunities

And check out the “teaming” site trying to bring together groups and people with diverse backgrounds and interests. Kudos to Alicia Jackson at DARPA and DARPA in general for recognizing the importance of synthetic biology.

I note – Alicia Jackson’s announced this push at the Synthetic Biology meeting at Stanford earlier in the summer:

For some other information about this see:

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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