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Marcus Wohlsen is a San Francisco-based technology reporter for the Associated Press. He is the author of Biopunk: Solving Biotech's Biggest Problems in Kitchens and Garages.


"In the same way that hackers in the 1970s launched the computer revolution, a new generation of do-it-yourselfers are acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to hack life itself. "Biopunk" is an enthralling account of the most important technological story of our generation."
-Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief of "Make" and author of "Made By Hand"
"Marcus Wohlsen's fast-paced tour of home-brew DNA dicers and splicers lights up a world of edgy, young Prometheans whose dreams are as breathtaking as they are controversial. Read "Biopunk" to find out what these tattooed, wet-lab hackers are stirring up in their kitchens and garages, what inspires their often outlandish visions, and how their campaign to bring biotech's godlike power to the masses may ultimately reshape both our lives and the life forms around us."
-David Stipp, author of "The Youth Pill"
"We're going to look back on the emergence of DIY biology like we look back on the emergence of perso

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