Now“Synthetic biology will be available to anyone with a spare room and a few hundred dollars, spawning the so-called “DIY Bio” movement, which is expected to involve non-commercial experimentation.” How do you get started with DIY Synthetic Bio? How can you be sure you are safe? Fragmented information: Online kits, blogs, facebook groups, few textbooks available on the topic, few resources on best practices for DIY Bio,.
FutureMore information, less risk. Ex. https://energycontrol.org Centralized resource & community: transparent information available for biohackers.
Assumptions & Risks of “Success”Funding and maintenance. Misuse of information. Wrongdoers find their ways.
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