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USA Today and Biohackers. A perfect pair.

Posted by Network for Open Scientific Innovation (Creator)

Well, maybe not. But you can still find BioCurious in today's print edition of USA Today (page A9) and online at

USA Today caught up with us during the Bay Area Maker Faire, where we displayed worms and brains under microscopes and Winogradsky columns we made at a recent meetup (photo 1) and featured a Mad Scientist Hall of Fame (photo 2). At the end, BioCurious won an Education Award from Maker Faire (photo 3)! 

USA Today was working off the momentum of "Biopunk: DIY Scientists Hack the Hardware of Life," a new book by Marcus Wohlsen, which profiles all your favorite scientists. :) Get your copy at

Kids love brains! Josh Perfetto and Eri Gentry (left), Jennifer Shieh (right), Maker Faire (eeeeverywhere!)

Aren't we all Mad Scientists at heart? Left-to-right: Eri Gentry, Reto Stamm, and Kathryn Hedgest (thanks to Raymond McCauley and Reto Stamm for making the setup!) 

Winner =)

[Photos courtesy of Jennifer Shieh]


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