from “DIY ‘biopunks’ want science in hands of people” by Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY

“The movement comes in part from the feeling among some people that things aren’t moving fast enough in the life sciences. ‘We’re not curing cancer, we’re not moving ahead fast enough with things like biofuels’ and part of the problem is that the biotech world, in both academia and the corporate world, is too big, too slow and too closed,” says Marcus Wohlsen, author of Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Software of Life.

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