PDF : DIY DNA Synthesizer Project
“Biology is largely about the manipulation, maintenance and transport of DNA.
Oligonucleotide synthesis is too complex and tiresome to make genomes by hand
Technical feasability has been proven by already existing commercial technologies, as well as next-generation platforms from academia.
Material costs of these devices – under $5,000. Traditional synthesizers could be built cheaper.
Mail-order DNA synthesis companies have constructed a shared “harmful sequences” database.”