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
Anything that’s interesting or useful: you tell us!
And BioCoder is free (for the time being), unless you want a dead-tree version. We’d like BioCoder to become self supporting (maybe even profitable), but we’ll worry about that after we’ve got a few issues under our belt.
If you’d like to contribute, send email to BioCoder@oreilly.com. Tell us what you’d like to do, and we’ll get you started.
Chapter 1Bento Bioworks
Chapter 2The Biohacking Landscape in Latin America
iGEM: The Spark That Began the Movement
The Maker and Biohacker Movement Are Coming Together
The Future Is Here
Chapter 3IndieBio Demo Day
Chapter 4How to Build and Use a Gene Gun
What Is a Gene Gun?
A Brief History
DIY Gene Guns
Chapter 5Open Insulin and Open Source Biologics
Looking to the Future
Chapter 6Creating a Functional Window to the Brain
Chapter 7Building with Biology
Cultivating a Community of Public Engagement Practice
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I am currently pursuing a degree in bioinformatics,and also slightly curious about the emerging Maker culture.So far this is the only magazine that seems to be covering such topics. It's odd,considering that the future doesn't belong to the next killer app or the next Bill Gates,the future lies in biotechnology,I'm glad this book emphasizes that. If only they included more colorful illustration and popping fonts like Makezine publications...that would be something.
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