Bio Commons@Pixelache

THE BIO COMMONS Markus Schmidt will give a keynote presentation at the 2014 Pixelache Festival in Helsinki, Finnland, 6th June 2014. In the case of Bio-commons, developments in biotechnology rely mainly on patents as means to enable and secure innovations. The new...

School kids against nasty bugs

Science gamification enables youngsters to meet synthetic biology The SYNMOD game, developed by Biofaction, is a serious game for mobile devices. The game is addressing the problem of multi-drug resistant pathogenic bacteria and is showing the way to create new...

The rise of amateur biologists in Europe

Biotechnology is no longer the unique realm of traditional venues such as university or industry labs. In recent years a growing number of Do-it-yourself Biology (DIY-Bio) groups established themselves in Europe. On pages 548–551 of the June 2014 Bioessays issue,...