A $32 million contract from the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
was awarded to “The Foundry” (http://web.mit.edu/foundry/), a DNA design and
manufacturing facility at the Broad Institute of MIT to support the engineering
of novel biological systems. Boston University Computer Engineering Associate
Professor Douglas Densmore’s role in automating the facility’s design process
with software inspired by electrical and computer engineering was key in
establishing novel, large scale, parallel design processes that landed the
contract.

For more see:

http://www.bu.edu/ece/2015/11/02/ece-research-a-critical-part-of-darpa-sponsored-bio-foundry/

and

https://www.broadinstitute.org/news/7263