It’s been over three years since I first explored the field of do-it-yourself plant biotechnology in a blog post entitled DIY Plant Genetic Engineering?
Since then, interest and activity in DIY biotech has grown. For instance, please see a more recent blog post on the subject Bio-Hacking Plants?.
You can also read about this subject in Chapter 8 of my e-book Plant Trek.
And now, thanks to O’Reilly Media, there is even a quarterly newsletter on this interesting and timely subject.
As described on their website, BioCoder is the newsletter of a “biological revolution“.
“What revolution?”, you may ask.
Well, according to O’Reilly: “We’re at the start of a revolution that will transform our lives as radically as the computer revolution of the 70s. The biological revolution will touch every aspect of our lives: food and health, certainly, but also art, recreation, law, business, and much more.”
In the Winter 2014 online issue of BioCoder there are a couple of chapters regarding plant biotechnology. One is called “Molecular Tools for Synthetic Biology in Plants”, and the other has the fascinating title “How We Crowd-funded $484k to Make Glowing Plants”.
If you’re curious about this subject, you surely should check out BioCoder.
And one of the coolest things about this newsletter is that it’s FREE.
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