The DIYbio Movement

Do-it-yourself biology — DIYbio as it's known among the hip — is so hot right now. You've heard about it, right?

It's the scrappy little movement that enables scientists without labs and curious amateurs to conduct research using the building blocks of life in the garage (or, more often than not, in a communal lab space).

You've also heard how it is enabling weekend bioterrorists, disaffected teens, and inventive supervillians to use synthetic biology tools to whip up recipes of synthetic super viruses as easy as grandma's ragout sauce.

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