h+ magazine: diybio movement takes on aging
December 9, 2009
Parijata Mackey wrote an article for the Winter 2009 h+ magazine about diybio titled “diybio: a growing movement takes on aging.” She provides an overview of diy -hardware, -software, and -wetware, and gives shoutouts to some of the projects listed at diybio.org/projects (man we gotta develop a better system for collecting projects). Overall she provides an overview of where diybio came from and where it’s going in an optimistic manner consistent with h+. She also provides tantalizing interview coverage with John Schloendorn concerning his DIY SENS lab and biotech co-working space in the Bay Area.
Andrew Hessel wrote another article called “Why DIY Bio” in which he explains his vision, based on open source & synthetic biology principles, for a distributed, open anti-cancer research collective. He calls it Pink Army.
UPDATE: slashdotted on 26 Jan 2010.
Is anyone here interested in reverse translation from protein to RNA/DNA?
Yes, I’m very interested in reverse translation. I’ve been helping supply data to the CDC on lab results after taking certain HIV meds.
Do you mean reverse transcription from RNA to DNA? I’m looking into reverse TRANSLATION from protein to RNA/DNA.
Reverse translation is not possible — the base-pair triplet codes that designate a given amino acid are degenerate.