Biology is life. Biology is everywhere. This very phrase is true, and finally biology is breaking the walls of laboratories moving onto houses and backyards. There is a sudden rise in the biological social movement by life science freaks who do science for either hobby, innovation or as passion. People are welcoming life science into their everyday life which went to an extent of selling a small garage lab in ebay and amazon. Yes, it is true. This is the era of biological innovation and creation like how computers became a part and parcel of our daily life, biology would influence us in one way or the other.

This isn’t something new. A lot of DIY science labs doing profound research are being popularised in eastern countries. Independent research is the trend of the day. This breaks the chain that anyone can contribute to the biological community with a little passion to add fuel.

One of the hot research topics in DIY science is genetic engineering. We have DIY transformation kits to DIY CRISPR kits all available in the commercial market, and anyone can play with them. Ethical issues and safety is always a concern, still science outcomes the negatives.

DIY science is still not a well-established or talks of the day in a country like India. DIY science has always been my interest and inspiration. Extending the limits of science and exploring the unknown is always exciting. There are many players who have already went to the extent of making glowing-plants, glowing beer, and many more cool products.

DIY glowing beer brewed from jellyfish transformed into yeast.

One famous biohacker Josiah Zayner, former NASA scientist who developed DIY CRISPR home kits for $150 and glow-in-the-dark beer brewing kit. One more scientist, Antony Evans who took the biology from mere fiction to reality through his glowing plants and plants genetically modified to act air-freshners. Many citizen scientists work on projects as their hobby and passion.

If biohackers can crack a medical puzzle that had baffled professionals for years in a matter of few months, just think what a collaborative effort between scientists, enthusiasts and biohackers might accomplish. The possibilities are limitless.

As a 90s kid grown up in this restricted society, I have always wanted to experiment science the FUN way. I liked when people feared that DIY science would cause a terrible epidemic spread. I loved when DC and MARVEL pictured how changing ones DNA could turn them into super-heros.

Here we are today, a small amateur group under the name Cambrionics life science trying to spread biology through innovation and passion. We started with DIY centrifuge and Gel-doc, and will be moving to molecular biology very soon. Though we start here small, we have big dreams of ending up huge. Such innovations will bring science closer to people like you and me.

PS: Dont hesitate to mail me or discuss about cool stuffs.

sudharsan@geneticengg.com

 

 

http://www.geneticengg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/biohack-1024x683.jpghttp://www.geneticengg.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/biohack-150x150.jpgSudharsan VaratharajanGeneticsGenome engineeringbiology,CRISPR,DIY science,life scienceBiology is life. Biology is everywhere. This very phrase is true, and finally biology is breaking the walls of laboratories moving onto houses and backyards. There is a sudden rise in the biological social movement by life science freaks who do science for either hobby, innovation or as passion....When Nature and Science meet, Magic happens !