This Device Makes Genetic Engineering More Accessible to Consumers

By: Katherine Pendrill - Oct 28, 2015
References: indiegogo & dezeen
Julie Legault recently designed a desktop-sized biolab that makes genetic engineering more accessible to consumers. Bioengineering is a rapidly growing industry and this kit allows consumers to experiment with the technology in the comfort of their own home.

Amino is a personal biolab that can be used to grow cells and make new items such as flavors, fragrances and even medicine. The user-friendly system provides instructions from growing living cells and then collecting data in real time. The kit itself contains everything needed to carry out synthetic biology experiments at home, including bacteria, sensors and tools. The idea behind the kit is to help consumers experiment with personalized manufacturing and gain a basic understanding of how the technology is used to make everyday products.

Amino ultimately makes genetic engineering more accessible for consumers.