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From bio- +‎ -punk, apparently on the model of cyberpunk. Compare biotech.


biopunk (countable and uncountable, plural biopunks)

  1. (countable, hobbies) A hobbyist who experiments with DNA and other aspects of genetics.[1][2]
  2. (uncountable, social) A techno-progressive movement advocating open access to genetic information.[3][4]
  3. (uncountable, science fiction) A science fiction genre that focuses on biotechnology and subversives.[5]


  1. ^ Katz, J.S.: "Roses are Black, Violets are Green", New Scientist, 6 January, 1990
  2. ^ Katz, J.S.: "That which is not Forbidden is Mandatory", BioTech Educ, 4(1), 1990
  3. ^ Newitz, Annalee. Biopunk. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  4. ^ Newitz, Annalee. Genome Liberation. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.
  5. ^ Quinion, Michael. World Wide Words: Biopunk. Retrieved on 2007-01-26.