Sandra Porter wrote an article over at GT on DIY biology that she's been getting some feedback on, writing that she "managed to offend some people by suggesting doing biotechnology successfully at home might mean that you actually have to learn some biology." On her blog, she addresses some of the complaints she's received.

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