Home cell growing kit lets everyone try biotech

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

As biotechnology becomes cheaper to manufacture, we’re seeing more businesses turn to the #CitizenScientist market — Post/Biotics are even hoping to crowdsource future antibiotics this way. US-based Amino is joining this fleet to let anyone try synthetic biology. Hoping that even those without a natural inclination to science will be able to participate in the synthetic biology industry, Amino's kit is very simple to use. It begins by explaining the science behind cell culturing “Tamagotchi-style”, guiding users through all the processes used by professional labs. The home lab contains all the necessary equipment for growing and feeding cells, inserting DNA…

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