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Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Liant outsiders with few resources besides boundless energy and great ideas In Biopunk Marcus Wohlsen chronicles a growing community of DIY scientists working outside the walls of corporations and universities who are committed to democratizing DNA the way the Internet did information The biohacking movement now in its early heady days aims to unleash an outbreak of genetically modified innovation by making the tools and techniues of biotechnology accessible to everyone Borrowing their idealism from the worlds of open source software artisinal food Internet startups and the Peace Corps biopunks are devoted advocates for open sourcing the basic code of life They believe in the power of individuals with access to DNA to solve the world's biggest problems You'll meet. Would rated higher if stories were researched but this is not the only one book that tries to make biotech popular without probably much success when in reality it s the most important thing to give regulatory freedom on Problems Same like always religious superstitions and fears Probably people just love dying and believing it s their fate

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Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A new breed of hackers who aren't afraid to get their hands wet from entrepreneurs who aim to bring DNA based medical tools to the poorest of the poor to a curious tinkerer who believes a tub of yogurt and a jellyfish gene could protect the world's food supply These biohackers include A duo who started a cancer drug company in their kitchen A team who built an open source DNA copy machine A woman who developed a genetic test in her apartment for a deadly disease that had stricken her family Along with the potential of citizen science to bring about disruptive change Wohlsen explores the risks of DIY bioterrorism the possibility of genetic engineering experiments gone awry and whether the ability to design life from scratch on a laptop might come sooner than we thin. This book is full of interesting and well researched vignettes about scientific mavericks doing high tech biology in low tech environments like their kitchens and garages and third world countries I worked in biotechnology and it was still a shock to me to find out the level of basement research that is possible did you know that strands of DNA can be mail ordered especially given the current regulatory environment But the experimentation is not unprecedented as the book also profiles important developments by biopunks in history Mendel for example Their excitement for biology is palpable and the book paints a picture of a biopunk s whole hearted belief that everyone should have open access to biological and technological advances and current information and affordable materials to understand and tinker with our own biology and test our curiosities The feasibility of this is not really addressed in the book outside the context of fears of bioterrorism and Outbreak but it would be an interesting debate which makes it a worthwhile read What made this book 3 stars rather than 4 for me is that it lacked cohesion The first third of the book contains the vignettes about particular bio hackers and their research the second third of the book ranged from transhumanism to nanotechnology and the final third of the book skims the risks of DIY biotechnology and the counter arguments but not in context with the earlier vignettes

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Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Bill Gates recently told Wired that if he were a teenager today he would be hacking biology If you want to change the world in some big way he says that's where you should start biological molecules The most disruptive force on the planet resides in DNA Biotech companies and academic researchers are just beginning to unlock the potential of piecing together life from scratch Champions of synthetic biology believe that turning genetic code into Lego like blocks to build never before seen organisms could solve the thorniest challenges in medicine energy and environmental protection But as the hackers who cracked open the potential of the personal computer and the Internet proved the most revolutionary discoveries often emerge from out of the way places forged by bril. This is a wonderfully engaging book about amateur scientists and technologists who are developing innovations in biotechnology The gadgets you have in your kitchen give you better tools than those that were available in a serious laboratory of a hundred years ago Technologies are developing so fast and become so much cheaper that we may be well on our way to the technological singularityYou can now buy a device the size of a USB drive that gets plugged into a USB port on your computer Put a biological sample in it and the device can seuence a limited segment of DNAOn the other hand you can send in a coded genetic DNA seuence ATCG to a company and they will produce that DNA seuence for the price of 39 centers per letterMost amateur scientists don t have the financial backing of an organization so they figure out how to do things cheaply They innovate and sometimes develop tools that do the same job as a store bought apparatus for a tenth of the priceWhat are they trying to do They are developing new marker tests for syndromes and diseases They are searching for cures for cancer and other diseases They are developing new varieties of vegetables that grow efficiently resistant to pests and drought They are developing new DNA tests that allow consumers to cheaply send in a fish sample to verify that it is what a supermarket says it isThe culture of many of these amateur scientists is very similar to the open source culture of some software developers They contribute selflessly to a common cause Collectively they achieve things that individuals just cannot achieve aloneI highly recommend this book to all those interested in biology and the hacking culture


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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Marcus Wohlsen I first heard about this book on Wisconsin Public Radio's To the Best of our Knowledge The idea of an underground movement of geeks and brains working on gene splicing in their kitchens and garages intrigued me and the su

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) This is a wonderfully engaging book about amateur scientists and technologists who are developing innovations in biotechnology The gadgets you have in your kitchen give you better tools than those that were available in a serious laboratory of a hundred years ago Technologies are developing so fast and become so much cheaper that we may be well on our way to the technological singularityYou can now buy a device the siz

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    Marcus Wohlsen Ú 4 review Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Marcus Wohlsen Read Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life I received this book from Goodreads First Reads for freeI think it's absolutely hilarious that I won this book because it's about people deciding to do bio hacking in their own space and time rejecting the idea that good science has to come from institutionalized academia or biotech companies; I've worked in bothI initially thought the book would just be a bunch of case studies of people doing wacky experiments in the

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) Would rated higher if stories were researched but this is not the only one book that tries to make biotech popular without probably much success when in reality it's the most important thing to give regulatory freedom on Problems? Same like always religious superstitions and fears Probably people just love dying and believing it's their fate

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) This book definitely has an interesting premise in its theme of do it yourself biohackers championing open sourcing of intellectual property in an effort to pool research regarding DNA Don’t let the science scare you; author Marcus Wohlsen makes biology and the blueprint of life very accessible In essence this work deals with young bright individuals who set up biology wet labs in their garages and kitchens and attempt to do for

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) One of my favorite books so far this year has been Steven Levy's Hackers Heroes of the Computer Revolution Levy has a talent for humanizing the

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) Read & Download Í PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ú Marcus Wohlsen This book is full of interesting and well researched vignettes about scientific mavericks doing high tech biology in low tech environments like their kitchens and garages and third world countries I worked in biotechnology and it was still a shock to me to find out the level of basement research that is possible did you know that strands of DNA can be mail ordered? especially given the current regulatory environment But the experimentation

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    Marcus Wohlsen Ú 4 review Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) Despite the two stars 25 really I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a uick introduction to the topic of DIY biology There's a lot of interesting stuff here about synthetic biology and genetic engineering and given in a fairly easy to understand format The book highlights several people and small businesses that are working in the life sciences outside of large corporations or large universities There are the entrepreneurs wor

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    Kindle (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) Very enjoyably written set of articles on home brew biology as it exists in the early 2010s Reading through this book felt like reading a long pop science magazine focused on this topic There are lots of anecdotes about th

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life
  • Marcus Wohlsen
  • English
  • 04 July 2020
  • 9781617230073