Forbes: Citizen Science Takes Off: Could Community Labs Hatch the Next Generation of Bio Innovators? – BioCurious. A hackerspace for bio.

Get ready for “citizen science” to transform bioscience. In mid-October, 28-year-old Eri Gentry opened BioCurious, a nonprofit public-use biology laboratory in Sunnyvale, Calif., with 2,400 square feet of “hacker space for biotech.” Similar community labs are sprouting up elsewhere, too. Do-it-yourself biologists are setting up shop in garages, basements, and hacker spaces worldwide. Executive Director Gentry and five co-founders raised $35,000 for the BioCurious lab on Kickstarter.com (a site that enables anyone to raise money from the public for creative projects).

via Forbes: Citizen Science Takes Off: Could Community Labs Hatch the Next Generation of Bio Innovators? – BioCurious. A hackerspace for bio..

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