research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Biohackers tackle the coronavirus

Meyer, Morgan;
  • Published: 09 Mar 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Public Understanding of Science Blog; The World Health Organization, ministries, doctors, the media: it’s hardly surprising that all these actors produce and communicate data on the coronavirus (COVID-19). But that hackers and biohackers take up the subject is far more astonishing. This article discusses hackathons (both face-to-face and online) that have been organized to tackle the coronavirus. These hackathons have pursued various aims: understanding the genome of the coronavirus and how it spreads; doing data analysis, modeling and simulation; creating new prototypes, etc. In general, the hackathons aim to democratize the coronavirus by imagining and sharing...
free text keywords: biohackers, coronavirus, COVID-19, hackathons, open source, DIY diagnostics, [SHS.HISPHILSO]Humanities and Social Sciences/History, Philosophy and Sociology of Sciences, [SHS.SOCIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Sociology, [SHS.INFO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Library and information sciences, [SDV.SPEE]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Santé publique et épidémiologie, [SDV.MP.VIR]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Microbiology and Parasitology/Virology, [SDV.GEN]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Genetics
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