Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages

Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages

by Marcus Wohlsen
4.7 3

Paperback(Reprint)

$15.30 $16.00 Save 4% Current price is $15.3, Original price is $16. You Save 4%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Wednesday, August 23 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
    Same Day delivery in Manhattan. 
    Details

Overview

Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages by Marcus Wohlsen

Bill Gates told Wired that if he were a teenager today, he would be hacking biology. "If you want to change the world in some big way, that's where you should start-biological molecules."

Marcus Wohlsen chronicles a growing community of DIY scientists working outside the walls of corporations and universities who are committed to democratizing DNA the way the Internet did information. The "biohacking" movement aims to unleash genetically modified innovation by making the tools of biotechnology accessible to everyone. Biopunks believe in the power of individuals with access to DNA to solve the world's biggest problems.

You'll meet people like an entrepreneur who aims to bring DNA-based medical tools to the poorest of the poor and a curious tinkerer who believes a tub of yogurt and a jellyfish gene could protect the world's food supply.

Wohlsen also explores the risks of DIY bioterrorism and the possibility of genetic engineering experiments gone awry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617230073
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 816,650
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages 0 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 0 reviews.