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Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life characters ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 characters ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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 characters ë eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB 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. 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 their kitchens in their spare time and I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book is so much than that There are several do it yourselfers in the book and Wohlsen does a great job of describing what they re doing the science behind it and why they re doing it Even better he goes into some of the politics and rigidity presented by academic institutions and biotech corporations and how and why these individuals are working beyond those restrictions It also deals with the potential conseuences and challenges that come with this type of citizen scienceI think he did a great job of describing the motivations behind a lot of the bio punkhackdo it yourself movement Some of it is self motivated trying to discover whether or not you have the potential for a deadly disease in your genes without spending the thousands of dollars for a test the insurance companies don t want to pay for or altruistic teaching the community about science or trying to find an inexpensive way to help poor rural areas detectdifferentiate diseases The ethics and thought processes behind this DIY crowd is uite similar to the rest of the growing DIY movement but there are serious ramifications when tinkering with biological systems especially with fears of bioterrorism abounding and I think he does do a good job describing themThe bio punkhack movement is intrinsically anti establishment and I appreciate that Wohlsen presents the bio hack vs institutional argument fairly balanced At first I worried that the book would be very biased against traditional research but it wasn t and I also feel he could not go into the positives of research in biggerbetter funded institutions without removing the focus of the book from biopunksWhat I really enjoyed about the book and why this book earned an extra star is that the science in it is fairly solid As a biologist I get very tired of uneducated hack writers making biology or any science really incredibly wrong either skipping explanations at all or making argumentsexplanations wildly inaccurate The science in this book was not 100% perfect but it was pretty damn close and for the lay person it s probably than good enoughI liked this book it s easy to read immensely interesting and gratifying if you are a biologist interested in a different side of science It covers the whole gamut from how someone can build something in their kitchen how they can fund it and the dangers andor inherent risks of doing DIY science It also debunks hysterical fears and gives a realistic view of what people can really accomplish and how natural curiosity and a drive to do better can turn anyone into a scientist


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    (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) PDF NEW ´ 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 subject matter dovetailed nicely with my in progress science fiction novel In true DIY fashion I borrowed the book from the library and gave it a readThe subject of the book is romantic and intriguing imagine self t

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    Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Marcus Wohlsen Marcus Wohlsen Þ 7 Read (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) PDF NEW ´ Marcus Wohlsen 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

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    Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Marcus Wohlsen Marcus Wohlsen Þ 7 Read Summary 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 fro

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    (Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life) PDF NEW ´ Marcus Wohlsen Read & Download ✓ eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Þ Marcus Wohlsen Despite the two stars 25 really I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a uick introduction to the topic of DIY biology T

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  • Paperback
  • 272
  • Biopunk Kitchen Counter Scientists Hack the Software of Life
  • Marcus Wohlsen
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 9781617230073