Ellen Jorgensen

Biohacking — you can do it, too

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Filmed Jan 2012 at TEDGlobal 2012
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We have personal computing — why not personal biotech? That's the question biologist Ellen Jorgensen and her colleagues asked themselves before opening Genspace, a nonprofit DIY bio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. Far from being a sinister Frankenstein's lab (as some imagined it), Genspace offers a long list of fun, creative and practical uses for DIY bio.

Ellen Jorgensen
/ Biologist and community science advocate

Ellen Jorgensen is at the leading edge of the do-it-yourself biotechnology movement, bringing scientific exploration and understanding to the public.  Full bio.

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