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.
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a debate about Proposition 37. If it passes, California would become the first state in the country to require GMO labeling. Proponents have spent $3M to support labeling law, while multinationals like Monsanto and Pepsi have contributed over $28M to keep GMO labels off of food packages. Where do you stand? Join us at 10am PST or leave a comment here. What questions do you have about GMOs? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.