DIY DNA: The Rise of Biohacking
The tinkering that we now only associate with technology and machines, is emerging within the fields of genetics and biotechnology.
Though it may sound like the plot to a sci-fi film – teenage genius creates glow-in-the-dark pet monster as science project in garage – the tinkering that we now only associate with technology and machines, is emerging within the fields of genetics and biotechnology. A trend that is being made possible through a combination of falling prices for DNA sequencing, availability of basic building blocks like BioBricks, open source databases of genes, homemade technology that approximates professional laboratory equipment and a small but growing community of biohackers, DIYbio chief among them.
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