Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack The Software Of Life
"Having spent some time in my career exploring the landscape of science-fiction -- it is a particularly exciting step to delve into a world of science-fact," Quinto told Deadline. "The unfathomably thrilling real-life work of bio-hackers is dramatically crafted with compelling and complex dynamics by Chase Palmer, and Marcus Wohlsen is a limitless source of insight into and information about this powerful and fascinating subculture."
Biopunk: DIY scientists hack the software of life
"Science has the ability to create a polio virus from scratch, or to create a smallpox virus from scratch. But, you know, in reality, these are still things that are challenging for professional scientists," he says. "This isn't what the biohackers are doing right now, or capable of doing right now, or desiring to do."
"Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life" recounts my deep dive into the world of DIY DNA. My adventure took me from open-source software to bioterror to the quest to build new forms of life gene by gene. At least as intriguing to me as the biology was the drive of these young scientists to forge new ways of thinking about how change and discovery happen in science, and about who gets to decide the way forward.
But the amusing thing here is that everyone is so concerned with hacking and with software as the be-all and end-all, that there is nearly something charmingly old-fashioned about using hardware. Old-school, like planting bugs in microphones. 041b061a72