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PLOS Synthetic Biology Community Quiz:

1. Are you headed to Boston this week for the iGEM Giant Jamboree?

  • Yes (2 points)
  • No (0 points)
  • No, I’m leaving Boston to get away from iGEM (-9 points)

2. Do you love to write?

  • Yes (2 points)
  • No (0 points)
  • No, but I like to write (1 point)

3. Do you want a chance to have your (non-technical) writing seen by the synthetic biology community?

  • Yes (2 points)
  • No (0 points)
  • No, I’m in the witness protection program (47.5 points)

If your score was a positive integer, we want you to consider joining the PLOSSynbio team in covering iGEM. Community Editors David Shifrin and Aakriti Jain will be in Boston (Aakriti is also competing as  a member of the Paris-Bettencourt team), and would love to have some help in writing and tweeting throughout the weekend.

Here’s how you can get involved (no points will be awarded for this one, sorry):

  • Join our community blogging team by emailing us at Send us a note, we’ll send you details.
  • Follow us on Twitter, and tweet at us using our handle @PLOSSynbio and #PLOSatiGEM14. We will be posting our own comments and re-tweeting all the good stuff from the community. (Note that we are independent of iGEM, which can be found @iGEM. They are also using the hashtags #GiantJamboree and #iGEM2014)

We hope to see you there in Boston, and we especially hope to have you join the blogging team!

– Aakriti and David

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