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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting
innovative research proposals of interest to the Biological Technologies
Office (BTO). Proposed research should investigate leading edge approaches
that enable revolutionary advances in science, technologies, or systems at
the intersection of biology with engineering and the physical and computer
sciences. Specifically excluded is research that primarily results in
evolutionary improvements to the existing state of the art. BTO seeks
unconventional approaches that are outside the mainstream, challenge
assumptions, and have the potential to radically change established
practice, lead to extraordinary outcomes, and create entirely new fields.
The goal of the DARPA Advanced Plant Technologies (APT) program is to create the foundations for engineering plant varieties able to receive a variety of stimuli and produce measurable signals as output ("stimulus-response"). APT will rigorously explore the feasibility of using engineered plant varieties as independent biosensors.