: ' genspace'

Swap Pills for new DNA

With CRISPR leading the way once again, we see a huge explosion in the commercial marketplace to support the ideas behind this technology.   Editas Medicine recently announced an initial $43 million venture capital investment  to develop [...]

DIY Biotech Labs Undergo Makeovers

Following a very public resignation at Biocurious, the largest community bio lab is struggling to pay the rent. Other labs such as BUGSS fear having to face the same problem in the near future. Dan Grushkin, [...]

Project to Barcode Alaska – Funded!

A Genspace project to go to Alaska and ‘barcode” the plant species there has been fully funded on Microryza, which is the Kickstarter of scientific research. The project, led by Ellen Jorgensen, aims to create a snapshot [...]

Ellen Jorgensen: How 60’s cartoons got me into the lab

I asked Ellen Jorgensen of Genspace what inspired her to get into biology, and what led her to where she is now as founder of a community bio lab. “You’ve got to understand, I’m a child [...]

Ellen Jorgensen: Why There Are Fewer Women in Science

While speaking to me about the advantages of community bio labs, Ellen Jorgensen compared the situation to Michele Obama calling for “all hands on deck”, because if more people are working on the problems, we’re going [...]