From Inexpensive 3D-Printed Braces to Personal Genetics Kits

By: Rebecca Byers - Apr 23, 2016
The top April 2016 science ideas showcase a consumer curiosity around newly democratized health services such as at-home DNA testing and tangible applications of futuristic technologies such as 3D printing.

The Bento Lab Personal DNA Kit provides hopeful scientists with everything they need to analyze their own genetics. The ultra-compact set is easily transportable and a more accessible alternative to options such as paid genetics testing services.

Meanwhile, the 3DS Culinary Lab in Los Angeles is a state of the art 3D printing facility specifically focusing on innovating around computer-made food. The stunning facility resides within a historic building that provides a glitzy environment in which to learn about this seemingly futuristic science in its demonstration kitchen.