One of the runners-up in the "general synthetic lifeform" category of our Mad Science Contest was Rizgar Mella, who wrote a paper discussing the possibility of software-controlled organisms. Mella studies theoretical physics at the Royal Holloway University of London. Here is Mella's paper. Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms Software Controlled Organisms