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Biohackers. The politics of open science

The politics of open science. London: Pluto Press, 2013 Download a PDF copy at this link Biohackers explores fundamental changes occuring in the circulation and ownership of scientific information. Alessandro Delfanti argues that the combination of the ethos of 20th century science, the hacker movement and the free software movement is producing an open science culture which redefines the relationship between researchers, scientific institutions and commercial companies. Hacking, most often associated with the realm of bits and bytes, is now firmly entrenched in the world of biology.

Gabriella Coleman, Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy,McGill University and author of Coding Freedom: The Aesthetics and the Ethics of Hacking (2012) Alessandro Delfanti’s book is a deft and accessible introduction to the changing face of science in the new century. The biohackers are here. Alive. DIYbio. Biología DIY - Bionodo. DIY Bio Europe - Community of European DIY Biologists. Young Engineer of the Year builds his own genetics lab – video. Synthetic Biology Map. BioHacking Leads to 3D BioPrinting? 

A report on TechCrunch describes the work of two bio companies, Genome Compiler and Cambrian Genomics.

BioHacking Leads to 3D BioPrinting? 

They are developing hardware and software to design and print (the DNA) of new life forms. The idea is to provide software (that's Genome Compiler's part) that allows a designer to combine different gene sequences together into a new DNA string that has desired characteristics. Body Hacking : “Je me modifie, donc je suis” Cyril Fiévet (@cfievet) ne nous est pas inconnu.

Body Hacking : “Je me modifie, donc je suis”

Ancien journaliste pour InternetActu de 2003 à 2006, il fut l’un des blogueurs français les plus prolixes du début des années 2000 avec son blog, Pointblog, son livre BlogStory et son magazine, Netizen, qui avaient tout trois l’ambition de montrer au grand public ce qu’était ce phénomène alors naissant. Cyril Fiévet s’intéresse depuis des années aux technologies. Chinese scientists uses 3D printer to print ear. Jul.9, 2012 In Nanjing Baoyan Automation Co., Ltd.

Chinese scientists uses 3D printer to print ear

China, Dr. Jiquan Yang of School of Electrical and Automation Engineering at Nanjing Normal University showcased their newest 3D printer. This printer has been used for printing an artificial ear for a hospital in Shanghai. Dr. How 3D Printing The Human Body Works [Infographic] Blog du Fab Lab Artilect (Toulouse) “Design For Hack” in Medicine. Medical aid is a good story.

“Design For Hack” in Medicine

We’ve all seen articles about well-meaning groups donating X-ray machines and incubators to needy clinics in the developing world. What we don’t see are those same devices when they fail as little as six months later — or even dead on arrival — because they weren’t designed to operate in these environments. Creating Transient Cell Membrane Pores Using a Standard Inkjet Printer. A description of the methods used to convert an HP DeskJet 500 printer into a bioprinter.

Creating Transient Cell Membrane Pores Using a Standard Inkjet Printer

The printer is capable of processing living cells, which causes transient pores in the membrane. These pores can be utilized to incorporate small molecules, including fluorescent G-actin, into the printed cells. OpenPCR - the $599 Personal PCR Machine / Thermal Cycler. GenSpace NYC. BioCurious. 'Printing' human organs with 3D bio-printer. Open Space for Biology and Biotechnologies. Les bio-bidouilleurs s’enracinent. La première communauté de biologistes hackers a vu le jour il y a quelques mois en France.

Les bio-bidouilleurs s’enracinent

Greffés au /tmp/lab, entre la Gaieté Lyrique et les locaux de l'Electrolab à Nanterre ils défrichent la génétique, pour le bien du citoyen. Un bain-marie, des agitateurs, une centrifugeuse, deux frigos (dont un pour les bactéries), une machine PCR (polymerase chain reaction, réaction en chaîne par polymérase, qui permet de séquencer le génome)… Tout le matériel, ou presque, accumulé par La Paillasse, le premier biohacklab français, vient de Génopôle, LE lieu de la recherche en génétique en France. Un donateur institutionnel et généreux dont la directrice de la recherche salue la « démarche citoyenne » des défenseurs du DIY (Do It Yourself, faites-le vous même) et de l’open source. « Il nous manque encore les consommables, des enzymes, des bactéries.

Je ne sais pas comment on va s’approvisionner auprès des fournisseurs, ils n’ont pas l’habitude de traiter avec des associations. Better bioprinting with stem cells. Schematic of the EB formation process using bioprinting approach.

Better bioprinting with stem cells

Droplets of cell-medium suspension were bioprinted onto the lid of a Petri dish. (Credit: Biomicrofluidics) Researchers at Harvard Medical School’s Bio-Acoustic Mems in Medicine Laboratory have developed a new automated bioprinting approach using stem cell embroids (aggregates of cells derived from embryonic stem cells). Blog » Blog Archive » Screen Your Genome Under $512, Open Sourcing Biology With OpenPCR. 3-D printers may someday allow labs to create replacment human organs. But the goo is made of living cells, and the machine is “printing” a new body part.

3-D printers may someday allow labs to create replacment human organs

These machines — they’re called three-dimensional printers — work very much like ordinary desktop printers. But instead of just putting down ink on paper, they stack up layers of living material to make 3-D shapes. The technology has been around for almost two decades, providing a shortcut for dentists, jewelers, machinists and even chocolatiers who want to make custom pieces without having to create molds.

In the early 2000s, scientists and doctors saw the potential to use this technology to construct living tissue, maybe even human organs.