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Biotechnology hacker space opens in New York

Wired Science reports:

A cadre of science entrepreneurs recently opened Genspace, the world's first government-compliant community biotech laboratory. The bedroom-sized facility was two years in the making and, for a $100-per-month membership, anyone can use the space for whatever experiments they dream up.

Some of the projects underway at Genspace:

Genspace's seven current lab members already have projects underway, including a bacteria-powered arsenic-detection kit and a biofuel algae experiment (part of a collaboration with startup Bodega Algae). Grushkin plans to create transgenic, multicolored microganisms that will "race" across a growth plate, primarily for fun but also for educational purposes. . . .

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