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So Punk

Do-it-yourself biology has its band of followers and, soon, a book recounting some of its exploits. Marcus Wohlsen's Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life is to come out next month and it details projects going on in people's kitchens and basements that tackle cancer and aging, but also how projects could go wrong.

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