genetics http://kalw.org en Biohacking project a glowing controversy http://kalw.org/post/biohacking-project-glowing-controversy <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When we think of garage scientists, eccentric, gray-haired Dr. Emmett Brown from Back to the Future might come to mind. But these days, garages seem a little old-fashioned -- especially when you can work in a tricked out DIY Bio Lab. DIY, or Do It Yourself, labs are for citizen scientists to collaborate. Rather than for profit, the projects are for learning -- things like building robots and printing live cells from 3-D printers. Collective membership dues make the fancy lab equipment affordable. And that’s the goal: make science more accessible, and less intimidating.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 00:22:12 +0000 Holly J. McDede 33522 at http://kalw.org Biohacking project a glowing controversy Stanford sequences the Iranian genome http://kalw.org/post/stanford-sequences-iranian-genome <p><span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; ">When scientists started studying genomes, and then sequencing them, their work was hailed as revolutionary. But, they were mostly done in connection with Caucasian genes and some African and East Asian populations. One of the races no one studied was the Persian race. That is, until last year. Stanford researchers received a $250,000 grant from a Persian American foundation called </span>PARSA<span style="background-color: transparent; line-height: normal; "> to study the Iranian genome. Tue, 05 Jun 2012 22:25:54 +0000 Hana Baba 11690 at http://kalw.org Stanford sequences the Iranian genome