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28. Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life

by Marcus Wohlsen

An overview of some of the work people are doing in garages, closets, and basements. Creating substitutes for expensive tools on the cheap, and sharing. Talented and interesting people doing the stuff of microbiology without a university or a self-interested pharmacological company.

Who knows what they might find?

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