Grow Your Own Genetically-Engineered Bacteria

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Want to make the goo in a petri dish spell out the words "Hello World"? Now you can. Biopunk provocateur Quinn Norton is writing a five-part series for O'Reilly Radar about how you can start hacking yourself and your friends for fun (and, occasionally, profit). If her excellent introduction to biohacking isn't enough for you, download this Open Biohacking Kit from Sourceforge and get started with making glow-in-the-dark bacteria in your garage.


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Sigh. I'm all in favor of technology and the advancement of science, but I'm wondering if we should pursue making things user friendly especially if said user is a self involved prick. I mean it's not like we ignore the consequences, right?