For $150 a month, anyone near Sunnyvale, Calif., can become a member of BioCurious, a community biotech research lab, writes Geek.com's Ray Walters. According to the lab's Web site, it is equipped with an autoclave as well as equipment for electrophoresis and PCR, and the lab offers classes. "For those who aspire to be bio-chemists and can't afford to build a lab of their own, a solution now exists to conduct research on the cheap," Walters writes, later adding that "BioCurious needs to be applauded for creating a space in which innovation can happen in a communal atmosphere. It is this kind of wide open experimentation and idea sharing that creates new and awesome innovation."
A New Place to Experiment
Oct 18, 2011