Genspace is a community biotech laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. According to their website, they
"... offer hands-on courses to the public, provide extracurricular experiences for students, and encourage scientific entrepreneurship, particularly in the fields of molecular and synthetic biology."
Long time readers of Small Business Labs know that synthetic biology is the application of engineering principles and approaches to biological system design and development.
More commonly called genetic engineering, potential applications include new forms of biofuels, bacteria based biosensors, bacteria that eat pollutants and new drug therapies.
Genspace seems quite similar to bioCurious, which we reported on last year. As we said last year, shared lab space makes a lot of sense. Lab equipment is expensive and it's good to have experienced, knowledgeable people around for instruction and support.
Genspace says it's a Biosafety Level One facility. I don't know what this means, but I guess it means it's safe enough that we don't have to alert the villagers. As this video from PSFK shows, the lab looks very cool and there's no sign of monsters.