Derek Lowe at In the Pipeline blogs about a recent post from Rob Carlson at Synthesis who recently toured a garage lab in the Silicon Valley. Carlson disclosed only vague details about the work that "biohackers" are doing in the garage; he only mentions that the participants are "screening for anti-cancer compounds," and includes two color photos depicting portions of an impressive-looking setup.

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Science speaks with the University of Michigan's Jedidiah Carlson, who has tracked population genetic discussions at white nationalist sites.

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