STAT Opinion: Biohackers are about open-access to science, not DIY pandemics. Stop misrepresenting us
“Yet the truth is that community labs like ours have more to do with science outreach and education than the scary-sounding research mentioned in the article. These labs, also known as biohacker spaces, are community hubs where people from diverse backgrounds and a range of ages meet to learn about biotechnology, work on projects, and share know-how and equipment.”
Stanford Social Innovation Review: The Civic Science Imperative
Elizabeth Good Christopherson, Dietram A. Scheufele & Brooke Smith
At a time of rapid scientific advances, philanthropy has a vital role to play in building a culture of “civic science”: one in which scientists take active roles as citizens, and citizens from all walks of life engage with scientific research and its social and ethical implications.
Fast Company: Stella McCartney and PETA want students to invent vegan wool
Stella McCartney is partnering with PETA and investment firm Stray Dog Capital to sponsor the first-ever PETA Prize for Animal-Free Woolprize at the 2018 Biodesign Challenge, an international competition that offers university students the opportunity to envision future applications of biotechnology.
The Washington Post: How DIY bio-hackers are changing the conversation around genetic engineering
At Genspace, we believe the best way to understand biotechnology is to experience it through practice. CRISPR and other yet-to-be discovered genome editing technologies will be at the heart of the transhumanism conversation.