https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6828-1000 A recent article in New York Times about DIY biology and biohacking sparked a vigorous discussion about biosecurity and regulation of synthetic biology. The article starts with the rather sensationalist title, As D.I.Y.
0000-0003-0319-5416From 2008 to 2014 the United States invested around $820 million in synthetic biology research. About 0.07% as much money went to synthetic biology projects through crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or Experiment.com. Of those crowdfunded
by Steven Burgess Hackathons are ‘hacking’ ‘marathons’, and traditionally bring people together to try and solve a defined problem in the field of software development over a period of several days. The term first came
biotechin.asia and Croeni Foundation announce the launch of the 1st “BIO-IDEATE-DIY Asian Biohack Award”. This award entitles biohackers with cash awards and enables them to create open source innovations for health; DIY Biotech for millions
By Henry de Belly iGEM is a well-known student competition in synthetic biology that was organized at MIT in 2004. This year, for the first time, the competition was opened to community labs, which include