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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written but offers few details regarding how to actually DO do-it-yourself biology, October 18, 2011
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This review is from: Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages (Kindle Edition)
This is a well-written, well-researched, and thoughtful book that's a pleasure to read. The focus of the book, however, is on the people who are working on DIY biology (mostly work on genetics and genetic modification) and what attracted them to work on this problem and what they're working on. There's also quite a bit of consideration on what the downstream implications (both positive and negative) would be of this movement.

I was hoping for more description of the nuts and bolts details of how people are actually doing the work but this was not the focus of the book. I did glean a few web resources that were quite useful but overall the book focuses on the people and the movement and not actually on how to do DIY biology.
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