BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. You’ll discover:
Articles about interesting projects and experiments, such as the glowing plant
Articles about tools, both those you buy and those you build
Visits to DIYbio laboratories
Profiles of key people in the community
Announcements of events and other items of interest
Safety pointers and tips about good laboratory practice
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Chapter 1Homegrown Neuroscience: Backyard Brains and the RoboRoach
Chapter 2Molecular Diagnostics on the Smartphone: The Mobile Health Revolution
DIY Tests and Consumer Demand
Health Data at Your Fingertips
The Central Lab Hurdle
A Smartphone Solution: Mobile MDx
Chapter 3Open Source Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
Commercially Available Biomaterials
Open Source Biomaterials
Open Source Biomaterials: Too Good to Be True?
Chapter 4Flexible Robotic Platforms That Allow Scientists to Remain Scientists
The Unfulfilled Promise of Biotechnology
Impediments to Wet-Lab Productivity
Automation for the Wet Lab
Wet Lab Work Is Encodable
Visual Sensing and Feedback
Middleware Is Essential
The aBioBot Solution
The Path Forward
Chapter 5The Development of the Personal Genetic Kit
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