Saturday, April 30, 2016


Illustration: Jennifer Dionisio

The biohacker movement has made DIY biology a popular hobby. At a Brooklyn lab you can dabble in genetic engineering. Genspace, a kind of co-working lab for scientists, offers a fully equipped research laboratory available for public use for a modest monthly fee.
One teenager diligently working at the lab was diagnosed with ADHD and is using Genspace in his spare time to figure out if he has a particular genetic signature for the disorder. He even got his school to allow him to collect DNA samples from other students for his investigation.

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