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News: Open Source Insulin!?

Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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News: Open Source Insulin!?

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Oakland Hackers Try to Make Insulin...

Below are a few excerpts from a news story out of California about 'Counter Culture Labs' and the researchers who are using its space to try and create open source insulin. It's worth a read...

from KQED News - By Andrew Stelzer

"The projects are as varied as the participants. In addition to developing vegan cheese, another group is trying to make an eco-friendly sunscreen. And the focus of tonight’s weekly meeting is the Open Insulin Project."

"The goal is to make and purify human insulin, and we want to do that in the simplest and least expensive way possible,” says Anthony DiFranco, who helped start the Open Insulin Project."

"DiFranco’s a Type 1 diabetic himself, which means he needs to use insulin to balance his blood sugar. Here in the lab, he and the team are using E. coli to try and produce something biologically similar to insulin."

You can read the entire story at KQED News