New York Times: "Garage biologists" are the new do-it-yourself amateur scientists

Release Date: December 17, 2010

An article in the New York Times about do-it-yourself amateur scientists looks at some of the legal problems these so-called "garage biologists" have encountered, and cites the case of Steve Kurtz, professor of visual studies, who obtained some bacteria from a Pittsburgh geneticist to use in an exhibit, only to find his house surrounded by FBI agents in hazmat suits. The article also appeared in the Seattle Times.

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