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Motto"New York City's Community Biolab"
PurposeBiohacking, Hacking
  • 140 32nd St, Suite 108, Brooklyn, NY 11232
Coordinates40°41′16″N 73°58′48″W / 40.6877089°N 73.9798782°W / 40.6877089; -73.9798782Coordinates: 40°41′16″N 73°58′48″W / 40.6877089°N 73.9798782°W / 40.6877089; -73.9798782
ServicesBiosafety Level One lab, membership access, educational workshops, student programs
Key people
Ellen Jorgensen,[1] Daniel Grushkin, Oliver Medvedik, Nurit Bar-Shai

Genspace is a non-profit organization and a community biology laboratory located in Brooklyn, New York. Stemming from the hacking, biohacking, and DIYbio movements, Genspace has focused (since 2009) on supporting citizen science and public access to biotechnology.[2] Genspace opened a Biosafety Level One laboratory in December 2010.[3][4] Since its opening, Genspace has supported projects, events, courses, art, and general community resources concerning biology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, genetic engineering, citizen science, open source software, open source hardware, and more.

A collaboration between Genspace and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory earned a second place win from the American Society for Microbiology's 2015 AgarArt competition.[5]


  1. ^ Jorgensen, Ellen. "How DIY bio-hackers are changing the conversation around genetic engineering". The Washington Post. Retrieved 26 December 2016.
  2. ^ "About". Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  3. ^ Kean, S. (1 September 2011). "A Lab of Their Own". Science. 333 (6047): 1240–1241. doi:10.1126/science.333.6047.1240.
  4. ^ Mosher, Dave. "DIY Biotech Hacker Space Opens in NYC". Wired Magazine. Condé Nast. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
  5. ^ Dilger, Emily. "Announcing the 2015 ASM Agar Art Winners #agarart".

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