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DIYBio State of the Union

Jason Bobe, one of the “founders” of the DIYBio movement and director of community for the George Church-led Personal Genome Project at Harvard Medical School, recently gave a talk as part of a forum on biosecurity at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Bobe’s slides, which can be downloaded here, neatly describe the current scope of (known) […]

Open-Sourcing Life Science: Getting Theoretical With Sophia Roosth

Thanks to Mac Cowell for posting this link on the DIYbio blog. Sophia Roosth, a Ph.D. candidate at MIT, gave this talk at the Kennedy School of Government on November 9, 2009. With the provocative title “Crafting the Biological: Open-Sourcing Life Science, from Synthetic Biology to Garage Biotech,” Roosth’s talk offers an anthropological perspective on […]

Biohacking in the Media — Faster, Cheaper, and … Out of Control?

Synthetic biology, biohacking, et al. seems to be hitting a kind of critical mass. Whatever DIYBio is doing in terms of a PR “strategy” — if indeed they have one — is working. Seed magazine recently did a story on founder Mac Cowell, and the AP mentions Cowell in a recent “trend piece” on the […]