Meeting Summary: The proposed working group will serve as the kickoff meeting for the NASA sponsored Center for Life Detection Science, which will bring together diverse scientists to address the definition of agnostic, general, and reliable biosignatures for detecting life in an astrobiological context. The expertise of the team covers topics ranging from generic sampling of chemical complexity to theoretical considerations of metabolic complexity. The working group will explore how close we are to defining agnostic detection methods for life in general. The working group will address the longstanding, and SFI-connected, question of how different life could be, with a practical emphasis on what could reasonably be expected and measured.
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