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Biohacking—you can do it, too
Ellen Jorgensen   Jan 17, 2013   TED  

We have personal computing, why not personal biotech? That’s the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein’s lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIYbio. Ellen Jorgensen is at the leading edge of the do-it-yourself biotechnology movement, which brings scientific exploration and understanding to the masses. - TED


A marvelous piece. I had never considered molecular biology as a mass pursuit, and the idea of developing "open-source" experiments is great.
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