BioCoder #8

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. Foreword
  2. 1. Homegrown Neuroscience: Backyard Brains and the RoboRoach
  3. 2. Molecular Diagnostics on the Smartphone: The Mobile Health Revolution
    1. DIY Tests and Consumer Demand
    2. Health Data at Your Fingertips
    3. The Central Lab Hurdle
    4. A Smartphone Solution: Mobile MDx
      1. Sample Collection and Preparation
      2. The Assay
      3. The Real-Time PCR Thermal Cycler
      4. Securing Health Data
    5. What’s Next?
    6. References
    7. Appendix
  4. 3. Open Source Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine
    1. Commercially Available Biomaterials
    2. Open Source Biomaterials
    3. Open Source Biomaterials: Too Good to Be True?
    4. Conclusion
    5. References
    6. Affiliations
  5. 4. Flexible Robotic Platforms That Allow Scientists to Remain Scientists
    1. The Unfulfilled Promise of Biotechnology
    2. Impediments to Wet-Lab Productivity
    3. Automation for the Wet Lab
    4. Emerging Solutions
    5. Wet Lab Work Is Encodable
    6. Visual Sensing and Feedback
    7. Middleware Is Essential
    8. The aBioBot Solution
    9. The Path Forward
  6. 5. The Development of the Personal Genetic Kit
  7. 6. DIY Open Source Biomaterials
    1. Methods
      1. STEP 1: Cutting the desired shape
      2. STEP 2: Apple pre-soak
      3. STEP 3: Washing
      4. STEP 4: Decellularization
      5. STEP 5: The good, the bad, and the transparent apple
      6. STEP 6: The cleanup
      7. STEP 7: So you want to grow mammalian cells in your decellularized apple?
    2. Conclusion
    3. References
    4. Affiliations
    5. Acknowledgments
  8. 7. Genome Editing Systems
    1. Discovery
    2. Mechanism of Action
    3. Ethical Concerns
      1. References
  9. 8. Analyze Your Own Microbiome
    1. Working with uBiome Taxonomy Data
    2. Get the Raw Data from uBiome
    3. Analyze uBiome Results in Excel
    4. Compare and Study Multiple uBiome Results
    5. Analyze a uBiome Sample Yourself
    6. Limitations
    7. Conclusion
    8. References and Further Information

Product information

  • Title: BioCoder #8
  • Author(s): Inc. O'Reilly Media
  • Release date: July 2015
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781491925058