This week's episode is a dive into the life sciences. We discuss the growing information access and decreasing costs which are enabling a biohacked biotech revolution. We also cover John Deere's recent efforts to use intellectual property restrictions to prohibit farmers from modifying farm equipment.
University of Wisconsin Horticulture Department Chair and Professor Irwin Goldman joins us to discuss the work of the Open Source Seed Initiative, a project dedicated to protecting and developing plant varieties free from intellectual property controls.
Check out these links from this week's show:
"We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership," WIRED Magazine: http://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/
"Biohacking in the Garage," Seth Bannon: http://sethbannon.com/biotech-in-the-garage