cook-it-yourself transgenic pets

Via Biotechniques, I found such interesting MIT-tube, with several videos.
According to Natalie Kuldell, computer engineering advanced quickly that genetic engineering because technology was available to amateurs.
Building biological components and streamlining processes is difficult in biology, because biosystems are complex, and unpredictable. Can amateurs working with tupperware, thermometers and genetic engineering in the kitchen discover something remarkable doing their biology at home?

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