The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is requesting information on the state-of-the-art in experimentally observing, modeling and understanding communication between biosystems exploiting electromagnetic (EM) waves.
This effort includes exploring EM wave exchanges associated with DNA, intra- and inter-cell transmissions as well as their role in films or volumes of cells.
Information related to the following questions is of value:
- What are the roles of EM waves in biosystems?
- What information is carried by EM waves between cells?
- How do weak fields influence cells?
In particular, DARPA encourages responses from any individuals or teams (including, for example, optical or EM scientists and engineers collaborating with biologists) who have or plan to obtain hard information on these phenomena and investigate whether, as communication channels, the role of EM waves is significant and purposeful.
DARPA has invited participation from all those engaged in related research activities to submit statements in response to RFI: DARPA-SN-17-01.