Launch of DIY Bio Europe

The London BioHackspace were involved in the meeting which recently launched DIY Bio Europe. This feature in Wired details some of the topics which were discussed:

Illustration by Guillaume Lagane

On 1 December people descended upon Paris’s Musée des Arts et Métiers for a meeting to kick-off a new European science network. But with participants that included biologists, artists, sociologists, IT consultants and even a beekeeper, this wasn’t a typical science conference. This was the launch of DIY Bio Europe — an international biohacking network.

Biohacking is a growing phenomenon, where amateurs build makeshift labs in homes and public spaces to investigate molecular biology. Many have a desire to learn genetics, some want to address gaps in medical research, and others are committed to bringing scientific knowledge out of elite institutions and into the public domain.

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