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DITbiology workshop: Open-sourcing DNA Damage Detection

Rachel Aronoff from AGiR! Action for Genomic integrity through Research (http://www.genomicintegrity.org/) and the open public lab Hackuarium (http://www.hackuarium.ch/) is coming to London from Geneva this month to facilitate two workshops with us at 'Science has no Borders': Open-sourcing DNA Damage Detection and Microbial Analyses of Environmental Samples for Citizen Science. We will begin with a discussion on citizen-led and DIT (Do-It-Together) research looking at on-going challenges and ways that enable true citizen science (rather than merely crowd-sourcing of data collection and analysis).

THE WORKSHOPS

Open-sourcing DNA Damage Detection Fri. 26th Jan 18:30-21:30

Bring along your toothbrush to smaple your cheeks and you will be paired up with another participant to do micronucleus testing, by which you can assess, in your own cheek cells, baseline levels of DNA damage.