A Biopunk Manifesto

A Biopunk Manifesto - Meredith Patterson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Thn7d7-jywU (transcribed version @ http://maradydd.livejournal.com/496085.html )

Digital biology

Information in nature is stored in the abstract code, the DNA. The DNA copies itself by the help of a molecular system.


"In biology, cloning is the process of producing similar populations of genetically identical individuals that occurs in nature when organisms such as bacteria, insects or plants reproduce asexually. Cloning in biotechnology refers to processes used to create copies of DNA fragments (molecular cloning), cells (cell cloning), or organisms" (wikipedia A)

DIY Biolab


  • micro pipettes
  • pressure cooker
  • petri dishes/flasks/object slides
  • microscope (traditional, DIY, smartphone microscope)
  • arduino
  • raspbery
  • scales
  • agar-agar
  • centrifuge
  • pcr
  • incubator
  • various sensors/electronics
  • trapping, collecting and preservation tools (petri dishes, tubes, forceps and pipettes)



Digital Microfludics

"Microfluidics is a multidisciplinary field intersecting engineering, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, nanotechnology, and biotechnology, with practical applications to the design of systems in which low volumes of fluids are processed" (wikipedia B)