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US military wants to use genetically engineered life forms to track enemy subs

The U.S. military is supporting research focused on genetically engineering marine lifefor the purpose of tracking enemy submarines.

Research supported by the Naval Research Laboratory indicates that the genetic makeup of a relatively common sea organism could be modified to react in a detectable way to certain non-natural substances, such as metal or fuel, left behind by passing submarines, Defense One reports.   More

 

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