Look out universities, even the traditional biology and genetics laboratories that have been only found in large research funded companies, institutions, or university will have to watch out for the new generations of hackers who are trying to figure out the mysteries of biology and genetics in their own bedrooms.
Where hacking was once only confined to the computer and electronics, resulting in modern day software giants, a new wave of biotech hackers are making a lot of noise over the potential of making huge discoveries. This DIYBiology movement integrates elements from a range of disciplines of engineering and the sciences. At a fraction of the budget of larger organizations, the speed and impact that these hackers can make are increased from leveraging their finite amount of resources, making them more flexible and adaptable to changes.
Some organizations are taking on some big problems. The SENS Foundation has been founded to tackle the problem of aging doing longevity research bringing together the brightest minds. So far, the community is still in its infancy and the DIYBiologists themselves are not sure how much of a scientific impact this movement can make. However, I am giving my full support to their cause and wish the best of luck for them.