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Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby billv » Wed Feb 10, 2016 11:04 am

This looks like a real acid trip.
Create your own living organisms.
Really appeals to my "Chef" brain.
I wanna create the"Blob" monster from the old movie.. :lol: :mrgreen:
Check it out:http://www.amino.bio/
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby Spogg » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:50 pm

Amazing educational toy but still a toy I think.

The idea that I could design my own DNA then make the organism seems very science fiction for me at the moment.
The kit's use will depend on the raw materials supplied by the manufacturer so you just replicate the process at home by following their recipe.
Not bad for sure but nobody will be able to create a novel organism from scratch. Probably a good thing too.

Anyway, many thanks for the link, very interesting.

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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby RJHollins » Wed Feb 10, 2016 7:13 pm

hmmm ... preview of the next gen 3-D printer ???? :o

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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby tulamide » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:33 pm

Does nobody find it creepy to play(!) with life? :evil:

Well, at least we won't see any guys in white scrubs, running around the table, crying: "It's alive!" (You gain 1 extra point, if you know which movie I refer to)
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby RJHollins » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:13 am

I remember back in early college dayz ...

a roommate running out of the kitchen after opening the frig door.

He was screaming something like, 'It's Alive' :shock:
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby KG_is_back » Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:37 am

Reminds me microbiology classes. That time when the teacher put 4 essentially identical tubes on the table and we had to find out which one is a lethal strain of staphylococcus :-D It was great fun, except that time when one girl sneezed and spilled Staphilococus Aureus in her face...she had to be quarantined for a week :-D
Too bad we weren't doing gene splicing or similar crazy shit... That kind of stuff is ridiculously expensive though...
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby billv » Thu Feb 11, 2016 1:52 am

tulamide wrote:Does nobody find it creepy to play(!) with life?

No, not creepy at all. On the job, the life/death issue is monitored all the time.
"Chef"ing , although it may look like just "cooking", is actually all Biochemistry.
The job is take the remains of dead animals and plants, sometimes their alive,
and re-constitute the ingredients so they are fit for Human Consumption.
It's just like RJ said
RJHollins wrote: running out of the kitchen after opening the frig door.
He was screaming something like, 'It's Alive'

This happens all the time on the job. Go in the cool room, check a sauce you
made a few days ago..and yeh it's breathing.
Happens at home too.
So you end up creating bacteria via negligence.
Not creepy at all. It's critical information.
Essential for Chefs, else the customer is dead.
Actually happened in Sydney a few years back. Customer died and the
restaurant got done for it. Was a cream-based sauce that was left out too long.
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby Spogg » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:03 am

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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby tulamide » Thu Feb 11, 2016 9:42 am

Spogg wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qNeGSJaQ9Q

It's Alive!!

You, Sir, just earned the point! :D

@billv
My point was the "playing around with it" - factor. Therefore also my reference to that film. I just need to quote the makers of this creepy thing themselves:
(1) "At Amino Labs, we think of DNA programs like an android or iPhone "apps" for living cells."
Of course, you have to think so to be able to just mix DNA parts to your likings and have kids play with the result. I respect work on DNA to detect origin of diseases, for example. I don't accept building artificial DNA, put it in a stem cell, sell it to children and tell them what great fun that is.

(2)"But even more, keeping living cells alive outside of their normal environment requires other growth liquids, like food, and chemicals. Amino Apps are a combination of the DNA programs and the growth liquids."
Here's the difference, don't you think? Your example is just a natural process, just like yeast. They are not interested in natural processes.

Of course, if this is just a bacterial smear in a fancy new costume, it is not as bad. But if they do play around with DNA just to let people have fun, I find it disgusting.
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Re: Tabletop Bioreactor

Postby KG_is_back » Thu Feb 11, 2016 5:15 pm

I don't really think any tampering with DNA will be done in this kit... DNA modification is quite complicated and expensive, not to mention it is also dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
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