BioCurious: A Thriving Biohacker Community

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Raymond McCauley, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Chair at Singularity University, gives an overview of “hacking” DNA, and shows how easy it can be to create real experiments in synthetic biology. He further showcases projects developed by students at BioCurious, a San Francisco Bay Area biotech hackerspace.

Filmed at Singularity University’s Executive Program, April 2014.

Raymond McCauley
About The Speaker

Raymond McCauley is a scientist, engineer, and entrepreneur working at the forefront of biotechnology. Raymond explores how applying technology to life — biology, genetics, medicine, agriculture — is affecting every one of us. He is known for using storytelling and down-to-earth examples to show how quickly these changes are happening, right now. McCauley is the Chair of the Biotech Track at Singularity University. In addition, he is the co-founder and Chief Architect for BioCurious, the hackerspace for biotech, a not-for-profit where professional scientists, DIYbio hobbyists and entrepreneurs come together to design the next big thing to come out of a Silicon Valley garage. He was part of the team that developed next generation DNA sequencing at Illumina, where he worked in bioinformatics, cancer sequencing, and personal genomics.

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