Katherine Aull has built a "fully functional genetic engineering research lab" in her Cambridge closet.
Aull is scouring her own genes in pursuit of a potentially lethal mutation that she may have inherited from her parents - and she has transformed her bedroom closet into a makeshift scientific laboratory to conduct the hunt.
The 23-year-old MIT graduate uses tools that fit neatly next to her shoe rack. There is a vintage thermal cycler she uses to alternately heat and cool snippets of DNA, a high-voltage power supply scored on eBay, and chemicals stored in the freezer in a box that had once held vegan "bacon" strips. [Link]