Cloud labs facilitate citizen and crowd-performed science. And while cloud labs may offer endless possibilities for experimentation, not all research will be for good purposes.
After a virus was created from mail-order DNA, scientists are sounding the alarm about the genetic tinkering carried out in private homes.
The biohackers are committed to mass producing slaughter-free, cheap cultured meat.
With do-it-yourself Crispr kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA.
Normally, drug makers must need the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) permission to test new drugs, but now a growing number of cases of DIY gene therapy are putting the agency in a difficult regulatory situation.
Places that sell affordable professional-grade lab supplies and websites where anyone can order their own custom DNA have enabled a growing biohacker movement.
Researchers have developed inexpensive, self-manufactured lab equipment.
The 2011 DIY bio Code of Ethics from North American Congress contains principles that are designed to establish self-limitations- over DIY activities.
Gene editing tools have already started a debate about ethics and safety.
The US regulatory system focuses on the products of scientific endeavors, rather than the processes used to make them.