The Lab, Hacks and Recipes
Take a look at our lab, read the synbio oath for biohackers, and try out our recipes:
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Echoing the Hippocratic Oath for doctors, the “Synthetic Biology Oath” encourages transparency and self-regulation in the DIY biology community.
The Synbio oath for the ethical conduct of synthetic biology: “I know I don’t know everything – I learn from nature and will make use of the knowledge gained responsibly – I respect all living systems, their complexity and dynamics and recognize my responsibility towards them – I recognize the power of synthetic biology and will apply it for the benefit of humankind – I oppose the use of synthetic biology to develop weapons – I strive to improve public understanding of the methods, results and implications of synthetic biology, its appropriate application, and potential consequences – I carefully listen to concerns and questions expressed by the public or members of the community and respond honestly – I emphasize the open sharing of ideas, knowledge and data – I adhere to local law – I adopt established scientific procedures and safe practices – I will never allow financial gain, competitiveness, or ambition cloud my judgment in the conduct of ethical research and scholarship – I faithfully transmit this code and the ethical principles upon which it is based to all who are or may become engaged in the conduct of life science.” (www.openbioprojects.net – www.hackteria.org – www.diybio.eu – www.biologigaragen.org)