July 9, 2017

Bio Art Lab. School of Visual Arts, New York City

A few weeks ago my friend Ellen Jorgensen, co-founder of the Brooklyn Molecular Biology Community Lab Genspace, invited me to the Mitochondrial DNA Workshop for Artists that she was running at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. “You should come with me and visit the Bio Art Lab, it´s fantastic”, she mentioned in her email.
July 5, 2017

Citizen Science: The New York City Urban Barcode Project

My first “Science in the World” report combines two stories into one. It describes a fairly new method, known as DNA barcoding, that uses genetic information to identify any living thing, and presents possibly the most exemplary citizen science project that I have encountered so far.