BioCoder is a quarterly newsletter for DIYbio, synthetic bio, and anything related. Youâ??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 thatâ??s interesting or useful: you tell us!

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

If youâ??d like to contribute, send email to BioCoder@oreilly.com. Tell us what youâ??d like to do, and weâ??ll get you started.

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword
  2. 1. miniPCR: Enabling the Era of Personal DNA
    1. Reimagining Animal Health
    2. A Personal DNA Revolution
    3. The Truffle Farmer That Needed DNA Analysis
    4. Conservation Biology: Taking the DNA Lab into the Field
    5. Saving Lives: Ebola Detection in Makeni, Sierra Leone
    6. Genes in Space: DNA Analysis Beyond Earth
    7. DNA Knocking on Everyone’s Doors
    8. Are You DNA Curious?
  3. 2. Are Your Ribosomes in a Twist?
    1. In Tents
    2. I Fold
    3. Lost in Translation
    4. Codon, Code-off
  4. 3. Building Artificial Connectomes
    1. Connectomic Rules
    2. Building Artificial Connectomes
    3. Theoretical Artificial Nervous Systems
    4. Computational Methods
    5. Conclusion
  5. 4. BioBright
  6. 5. Design.bio
    1. Microbial Design Studio: Donuts
  7. 6. Where Science-as-a-Service and Supercomputing Meet
  8. 7. Blockchain-Enabled Open Science Framework
    1. Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology (RP:CB)
    2. Minimum Publishing Standards
    3. Data Discovery Index
    4. My Proposition: Use the Blockchain
    5. Closing Remarks
    6. References
  9. 8. Predicting Cures
  10. 9. A Biotech Wave at SXSW
    1. The Evolution of the Festival
    2. From Live Music to Social Impact
    3. The Early Adopters Convene
    4. A Launch Pad Launches
    5. A Profile Of Attendees
    6. The Current Biotech Landscape at SXSW: A Mainstream Audience of Tech Enthusiasts
    7. Storytelling
    8. Inspiration, Serendipity, and Collaboration
    9. Public Engagement
    10. Untapped Opportunities
    11. Participating in the Festival
  11. 10. HiveBio: Access Granted
    1. Community Labs: A Public Space for Science
    2. A Model of Engagement
    3. The Future Is DIY