Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Homegrown Molecular Biology

From Yahoo News:

Using homemade lab equipment and the wealth of scientific knowledge available online, these hobbyists are trying to create new life forms through genetic engineering — a field long dominated by Ph.D.s toiling in university and corporate laboratories.

What a negative view of science.... I wouldn't call what I do toiling. Of course I work at a computer terminal, not in the wet lab.

Weird to think that the game year that the Nobel Prize is given out for the work done for Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), you can use it for home projects.

But if you are interested in setting up a DNA lab like the one mentioned in the article, check out the projects mentioned in 'Make Magazine'

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