Enzymes are Awesome

I personally maintain that mankind is currently in the Stone Age of Biotechnology, as indicated in Figure 1 below;

Figure 1 - mankind looks under a rock in his search for answers to biology’s many mysteries.

An exciting beginning to the Bio Makerspace

dna under constructionMy name is Kenny Kostenbader. I study Biochemical Engineering here at Rutgers, and I seriously love it. It’s not just the people that rock (classmates, professors, heck, even the bus drivers), but the subject itself really gets me going. I’ve always been a huge fan of the tinkering mentality, especially along the lines of biological systems, and I’m convinced that the potential behind “biohacking” is well beyond incredible. Unfathomably awesome.

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What are Makerspaces?

Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia,  are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices.  Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs:

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