video, podcastJune 7 2017

The DNA Revolution: Merging Data with Biology

Daniel Grushkin

Databite No. 100

Daniel Grushkin speaks about the origin of GenSpace, The DNA Revolution, and merging data with biology.



This talk delves into the evolution of ubiquitous biology during the past decade, and what promoting science in an unconventional way looks like. Grushkin discusses moving biotechnology outside of the traditional lab space, and also provides an overview of the Biotech Futures Talk series.

Data & Society’s Fellows Talks is a three-part Databite series showcasing our 2016-2017 fellows cohort. Each talk features 3 fellows speaking about their work, wide-ranging interdisciplinary connections, and a few of the provocative questions that have emerged this year. See the talks by Alice Marwick and Rebecca Wexler.

Data & Society Founder and President danah boyd moderated the conversation.

Daniel Grushkin is the Executive Director and cofounder of Genspace, a nonprofit community laboratory dedicated to promoting citizen science and access to biotechnology. He is founder and director of the Biodesign Challenge, a university competition devoted to creating new visions for the future of biotech. From 2013 to 2014, he was a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, where he researched the field of synthetic biology, and an Emerging Leader in Biosecurity at the UPMC Center of Health Security. As a journalist, he has reported on the intersection of biotechnology, culture, and business for publications including Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Scientific American and Popular Science.

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