Dutch DIYBio Meetup 1

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Dutch DIYBio Meetup 1

  1. 16 – 03 - 2012 The Hague
  2.  What is DIY Bio? Goals & Motivation DIYBio tools and materials Challenges and constraints Knowledge sharing Ethics and safety
  3. Genomics Health Discovery ScienceHome brewing SynBioEcology Biology DIY Design BioMicrobiology Bioremediation Open Standards Education Workshops Self Teaching
  4.  Build what you can dream of
  5. “If I were 13 again, I would be hacking biology instead ofcomputers” - Bill Gates“most of the action is in DIY biology — manipulatinggenetic code the way a previous generation of hackersmanipulated computer code. It’s still in the fun stage” -Tim O’Reilly http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/04/ff_hackers/all/1
  6.  Living code:AACATGACCTGACGA Digital code:10010100111010101010101010010101010010101010010101101101111001
  7.  Easy way to put DNA in cells  DIY Bio friendly organisms  Model organisms  Easy to use, techniques are known  Safe, fun and easy to growMoss Halobacterium Acinetobacterhttp://www.ncbe.reading.ac.uk/NCBE/SAFETY/bacteria.html
  8.  deCODEme, Navigenics and 23andme DIYgenomics app: comparison of suppliers for 20 conditions (diabetes, cancers, heart disease, etc.)
  9.  Resources Equipment Access to chemicals Proper lab environment Biosafety Regulations  Don’t be stupid Patents  Need for Open Source DNA / Proteins Access to knowledge and journals
  10.  GenSpace  BSL1-certified open lab in NYC IndieBiotech  Class1-certified spare bedroom BioCurious  Community lab in Mountview, CA
  11. “Tuur Van Balen, a Belgian designer, has been making the speaking-circuit rounds,showing audiences how to inject yogurt bacteria with antidepressant qualities,making it possible for anyone to have a feel-good breakfast treat.”
  12.  http://diybio.org/codes/
  13.  Desire to create > desire to destroy Fear of hobyist or national biowarfare programs?
  14.  Extract DNA from a fruit Probe and spool real DNA Build a double helix Solve a chromosome puzzle
  15.  http://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Paper-clone/

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