BioCoder #4

Book description

BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. You’ll discover:

  • Articles about interesting projects and experiments, such as the glowing plant
  • Articles about tools, both those you buy and those you build
  • Visits to DIYbio laboratories
  • Profiles of key people in the community
  • Announcements of events and other items of interest
  • Safety pointers and tips about good laboratory practice
  • Anything that’s interesting or useful: you tell us!

And BioCoder is free (for the time being), unless you want a dead-tree version. We’d like BioCoder to become self supporting (maybe even profitable), but we’ll worry about that after we’ve got a few issues under our belt.

If you’d like to contribute, send email to Tell us what you’d like to do, and we’ll get you started.

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Table of contents

  1. Implanting Evolution
  2. Open Source Biotech Consumables
    1. Introduction
    2. Price Versus Cost
    3. Inaccessibility
    4. Pricking the Bubble
  3. Leukippos: A Synthetic Biology Lab in the Cloud
    1. Abstract
    2. Cloud-Based Collaboration Can Potentially Accelerate and Transform the Scientific Discovery Process
    3. In Silico Synthetic Biology as an Example Area for Cloud Collaboration
    4. Components of the Leukippos Platform
    5. Idea Testing: Projects and Testbeds
  4. Why the Synthetic Biology Movement Needs Product Design
  5. Chemical Safety in DIYbio
    1. PPE: Personal Protective Equipment
    2. Hazard Pictograms: The Primary Hazard of a Chemical
      1. Toxicity hazards
      2. Physical hazards
    3. NFPA: National Fire Protection Association (an Aggregate Safety Rating)
    4. MSDS: Material Safety Data Sheet (Soon to Be Called SDS)
    5. Ta Ta for Now
    6. Resources
  6. A High-Voltage Power Supply for Systems Biology
    1. Introduction
    2. Requirements
    3. Design and Theory of Operation
    4. Cost and Components
    5. Building the Project
    6. Usage
    7. Conclusion
  7. Beer Bottle Minipreps
    1. Introduction
    2. Background
    3. DIY Minipreps
      1. Miniprep Solutions
      2. Spin Columns
    4. Silica Resin
    5. Methods
    6. Results
    7. Discussion
  8. Fun and Fights with Fungi, Part 2
  9. Real Vegan Cheese
    1. The Structure of Cheese
    2. Genetic Engineering
    3. Molecular Gastronomy
    4. Narwhal Milk?
    5. Social and Ethical Concerns
    6. Environmental Impact
    7. How to Support
      1. References
  10. Synbio Axlr8r Teams
    1. Sarah Choukah of Hyasynth Bio
    2. Nikolai Braun of Revolution Bioengineering
    3. Alexander Murer of Briefcase Biotech
    4. Ryan Pandya of Muufri
    5. Russel Banta of Benthic Labs
    6. Conclusion
  11. Community Announcements
    1. Zappylab
    2. Bio {design} Conference
    3. BioLogik Labs
    4. Counter Culture Labs Found a Home!
      1. Upcoming projects and classes
  12. About the Author
  13. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: BioCoder #4
  • Author(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • Release date: July 2014
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491909065