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for freei hink it s absolutely hilarious hat freeI hink it s absolutely hilarious hat won his book because it s about people deciding o do bio hacking in heir own space and ime rejecting he idea The Incumbent, Part I (Ballbusting Nutcrackers) that good science haso come from institutionalized academia or biotech companies I ve worked in bothI initially hought he book would just be a bunch of case studies of people doing wacky experiments in A Garden of Marvels: How We Discovered that Flowers Have Sex, Leaves Eat Air, and Other Secrets of Plants their kitchens inheir spare ime and I was pleasantly surprised o find Pray for the Girl thathis book is so much Engaged in Death thanhat There are several do it yourselfers in Ice Planet Barbarians Part 6 the book and Wohlsen does a great job of describing whathey re doing he science behind it and why hey re doing it Even better he goes into some of he politics and rigidity presented by academic institutions and biotech corporations and how and why hese individuals are working beyond hose restrictions It also deals with he potential conseuences and challenges Baltimore Chronicles Volume 1 that come withhis The Omen type of citizen scienceIhink he did a great job of describing he motivations behind a lot of he bio punkhackdo it yourself movement Some of it is self motivated The Bleeding of the Stone tryingo discover whether or not you have he potential for a deadly disease in your genes without spending he housands of dollars for a est Calm Before The Storm the insurance companies don want o pay for or altruistic eaching Vidar the community about science orrying Modern Albania: From Dictatorship to Democracy in Europe to find an inexpensive wayo help poor rural areas detectdifferentiate diseases The ethics and Womens Infidelity 2 thought processes behindhis DIY crowd is uite similar Suspended Animation: Short Stories of those who wait tohe rest of he growing DIY movement but here are serious ramifications when Good Old Days, My Ass: 665 Funny History Facts Terrifying Truths about Yesteryear tinkering with biological systems especially with fears of bioterrorism abounding and Ihink he does do a good
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appreciate The New Cosmos: Answering Astronomy's Big Questions that Wohlsen presentshe bio hack vs institutional argument fairly balanced that Wohlsen presents he bio hack vs institutional argument fairly balanced first I worried hat Murder and Mayhem: A Doctor Answers Medical and Forensic Questions for Mystery Writers the book would be very biased againstraditional research but it wasn Monsoon Summer t and I also feel he could not go intohe positives of research in biggerbetter funded institutions without removing he focus of he book from biopunksWhat I really enjoyed about Phantom Hill the book and whyhis book earned an extra star is Root and Branch: Charles Hamilton Houston, Thurgood Marshall, and the Struggle to End Segregation thathe science in it is fairly solid As a biologist I get very ired 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 his book was not 100% perfect but it was pretty damn close and for he lay person it s probably han good enoughI liked Scandal in Silver this book it s easyo read immensely interesting and gratifying if you are a biologist interested in a different side of science It covers Silver Eve the whole gamut from how someone can build something inheir kitchen how Whales and Tales they can fund it andhe 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 o do better can urn anyone into a scientist One of my favorite books so far his year has been Steven Levy s Hackers Heroes of he Computer Revolution Levy has a alent for humanizing hese hac Very enjoyably written set of articles on home brew biology as it exists in he early 2010s Reading hrough his book felt like reading a long pop science magazine focused on his opic. Bill Gates recently old Wired hat if he were a eenager The Last Survivor: Living In A Town Called Dachau today he would be hacking biology If you wanto change Less Doing, More Living the world in some big way he sayshat's where you should start biological molecules The most disruptive force on he planet resides in DNA Biotech companies and academic researchers are just beginning o unlock Lacan's �crits: A Reader's Guide - Volume 2: Between Freud and Structuralism the potential of piecingogether life from scratch Champions of synthetic biology believe DIY Magic: A Strange and Whimsical Guide to Creativity thaturning genetic code into Lego like blocks Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage to build never before seen organisms could solvehe My Lover the Bigfoot thorniest challenges in medicine energy and environmental protection But ashe hackers who cracked open The War Artists: British Official War Art Of The Twentieth Century the potential ofhe personal computer and And Home Was Kariakoo the Internet provedhe most revolutionary discoveries often emerge from out of he way places forged by bril. .
There are lots of anecdotes about he people doing Don't Talk To Strangers this It actually starts off uiteame describing people building diagnostic medical The Worst Thots Ever: A 512 Scandal Vol. 1 testso est heir own families and building inexpensive euipment or finding expensive euipment for sale second hand Only as you go on in Literary Machines 931 the book do you see DNA manipulation andhe like The book ends with a discussion of he risks involved I just attended a TEDx conference hat included a speaker running a
local biohacking lab The alk focused on what hey could do how hey share information with other researchers and how heybiohacking lab The All the Colors We Are: Todos los colores de nuestra piel/The Story of How We Get Our Skin Color talk focused on whathey could do how The Girl in the Maze they share information with other researchers and howhey using euipment hat was home built for cheap or purchased for a fraction of what he functionality cost just a few years ago Many of he advances
TALKED ABOUT CAME ABOUT AFTER THISabout came about after his was written its copyright date is 2012 The cause of he strength of his area of non corporate research according Tapas Deck: 50 Little Dishes that Capture the Essence of Spanish Cooking tohe speaker is he continued lack of regulations This continues o be a fast moving area and on hat will get interest from he general public as The Real James Herriot: A Memoir of My Father time goes by and ashings happen good or bad based on his research Biopunk remains a good introduction This is a wonderfully engaging book about amateur scientists and echnologists who are developing innovations in biotechnology The gadgets you have in your kitchen give you better My Own Worst Enemy (MOWE, toolshan The Fly Trap thosehat were available in a serious laboratory of a hundred years ago Technologies are developing so This book definitely has an interesting premise in its heme of do it yourself biohackers championing open sourcing of intellectual property in an effort
#to pool research regarding DNA Don let The Ninth Buddha the science scare you author Marcus Wohlsen makes biology andhe blueprint of #pool research regarding DNA Don Il corpo di ghiaccio t lethe science scare you author Marcus Wohlsen makes biology and he blueprint of very accessible In essence his work deals with young bright individuals who set up biology wet labs in heir garages and kitchens and attempt o do for DNA what Bill Gates and Steve Jobs did for computers They are driven by he belief hat free access His Own Life Story and War Diary to one another s findings as opposedo Double Clutch (Brenna Blixen, the strict confidentiality ofhe major biotech companies will lead o major discoveries and medical cures A pooling of intellectual reso Despite he Accidental Cowgirl two stars 25 really I would recommendhis book Gibbous House to anyone looking for a uick introductiono he opic of DIY biology There s a lot of interesting stuff here about synthetic biology and genetic engineering and given in a fairly easy Life After the State to understand format The book highlights several people and small businesseshat are working in he life sciences outside of large corporations or large universities There are he entrepreneurs working Kentaurs to make small cheap DNA readers sohat doctors can diagnose diseases in rural areas There s a chapter about how farmers in India hacked GMO seed stock he old fashioned way by saving he seeds rading hem and crossing Peek-a-Boo them withheir own native seeds o create a better plant and skip paying he licensin I first heard about Wimpy Shrimpy this book on Wisconsin Public Radio s Tohe Best of our Knowledge The idea of an underground movement of geeks and brains working on gene splicing in eBoys: The First Inside Account of Venture Capitalists at Work their kitchens and garages intrigued me andhe subject matter dovetailed nicely with my in progress science fiction novel In Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs true DIY fashion I borrowedhe book from he library and gave it a readThe subject of he book is romantic and intriguing imagine self rained scientists mimicking and refining larger scale expensive endeavors. Liant outsiders with few resources besides boundless energy and great ideas In Biopunk Marcus Wohlsen chronicles a growing community of DIY scientists working outside he walls of corporations and universities who are committed Stay in Your Lane: Judge Karen's Guide to Living Your Best Life to democratizing DNAhe way he Internet did information The biohacking movement now in its early heady days aims o unleash an outbreak of genetically modified innovation by making he ools and echniues of biotechnology accessible o everyone Borrowing heir idealism from he worlds of open source software artisinal food Internet startups and Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil the Peace Corps biopunks are devoted advocates for open sourcinghe basic code of life They believe in Meet Miss Fancy the power of individuals with accesso DNA Cheat On Your Husband (with Your Husband): How to Date Your Spouse to solvehe world's biggest problems You'll meet. Usually undertaken by well funded research institutions and corporations Now imagine Schumann: The Faces and the Masks thathese experiments are done not only on The Weekend Makeover: Get a Brand New Life By Monday Morning the cheap buthat Restful Java with Jax-RS the greatest desire ofhese scientists is not The Mission, the Men, and Me: Lessons from a Former Delta Force Commander to make a profithough some do but A Little Book about Colors (Leo Lionni's Friends) to sharehe knowledge Mean they ve gained forhe betterment of Button and Bundle the world It s like a hippie biologist utopiaBy and large I enjoyedhe book I did note however one chapter hat strayed
a little oo far into he corporate and out of he homegrown science Pinky Got Out! that Wohlsen seemso admire so muchlittle oo far into he corporate and out of Not Anyone's Anything the homegrown sciencehat Wohlsen seems o admire so much really
Tested My Patience Justmy patience just I hought we would get further down into Desire to Inspire: Using Creative Passion to Transform the World the specifics of some experimentshe author Confetti Covered Quicksand took what I felt was a sideurn into
an example hat was largely corporate rather hanexample Systems Analysis and Design that was largely corporate ratherhan The Sea of Lost Girls thanhat one flaw I greatly enjoyed he book I m not a scientist but would have enjoyed going a bit in depth about he specifics of what hese DIY scientists were doing rather han dwelling so much on he how or he why but I was able Cool Nail Art: 30 Step-By-Step Designs to Rock Your Fingers and Toes to learn what I neededo for my own research and with a little poking around on Skint Estate: A memoir of poverty, motherhood and survival the internet learned enougho The Perfect Edge: The Ultimate Guide to Sharpening for Woodworkers tacklehe problems of my own novel Worth a read and good for what it is but The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading: A Comprehensive Guide to the Most Persuasive Psychological Manipulation Technique in the World to give it five stars it would probably haveo be significantly longer with examples of what Male Medusa, Caught in Coils the biopunk movement is doing and howheir results may or may not affect he larger world Maybe his is good since it forces me o extrapolate my own ideas of what might be possible in a world of my own creatingAddendum A very interesting article on programming cells DNA as if it were a circuit The next frontier in Biopunk Would rated higher if stories were researched but his is not A Year of Weddings: Twelve Love Stories the only one bookhat ries o make biotech popular without probably much success when in reality it s The Evolution of Modern Land Warfare: Theory and Practice the most importanthing No Sanctuary to give regulatory freedom on Problems Same like always religious superstitions and fears Probably people just love dying and believing it sheir fate This book is full of interesting and well researched vignettes about scientific mavericks doing high Cent Discours Pour La France tech biology in lowech environments like heir kitchens and garages and hird world countries I worked in biotechnology and it was still a shock o me o find out he level of basement research hat is possible did you know Playboy Under the Mistletoe that strands of DNA can be mail ordered especially givenhe current regulatory environment But Sunlight the experimentation is not unprecedented ashe book also profiles important developments by biopunks in history Mendel for example Their excitement for biology is palpable and Personal Knowledge the book paints a picture of a biopunk s whole hearted beliefhat everyone should have open access Supermarket!: Super Sturdy Picture Books to biological andechnological advances and current information and affordable materials Red-Spotted Newt to understand andinker with our own biology and Grave Dance test our curiosities The feasibility ofhis is not really addressed in he book outside he context of fears of bioterrorism and Outbreak but it would be an interesting debate which makes it a worthwhile read What made Dollface: una novela sobre los violentos años 20 this book 3 stars ratherhan 4 for me is hat it lacked cohesion The first hird of The Border (Power of the Dog, the book containshe vignettes about particular bio hackers and The Cliterate Male: a Primer on Pleasuring Women (Good in Bed Guides) their researchhe second The Malice of Waves third ofhe book ranged from ranshumanism o nanotechnology and he final hird of he book skims he risks of DIY biotechnology and Judgment the counter arguments but not in context withhe earlier vignettes Good book but already outdate. A new breed of hackers who aren't afraid Modern HERstory: Stories of Women and Nonbinary People Rewriting History to getheir hands wet from entrepreneurs who aim o bring DNA based medical ools o he poorest of Slave Girls of Watchnest Hall the pooro a curious inkerer who believes a ub of yogurt and a jellyfish gene could protect Fire Frost the world's food supply These biohackers include A duo who started a cancer drug company inheir kitchen A eam who built an open source DNA copy machine A woman who developed a genetic est in her apartment for a deadly disease hat had stricken her family Along with he potential of citizen science o bring about disruptive change Wohlsen explores he risks of DIY bioterrorism The Ultimate Situational Survival Guide: Self-Reliance Strategies for a Dangerous World the possibility of genetic engineering experiments gone awry and whetherhe ability o design life from scratch on a laptop might come sooner han we hin.