The momentum of developments in bioengineering has left life scientists breathless. CRISPR, the gene editing tech that has been adopted almost universally among biotech labs, has been stealing all the headlines with talk of designer babies. But behind the glitz, a steady stream of software, services, and machines have been coming out that make genetic engineering easier, more reliable, and more automated. The latest innovation comes out of a collaboration between a biologist, a designer, and an engineer at University of Pennsylvania. They created a desktop machine that automates genetic engineering—no hands required.