Monday, December 25, 2017

Are Biohackers Insane ???

Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger a genetic change in his cells associated with dramatically increased muscle mass. He injected the DIY gene therapy into his left arm, live-streaming the procedure on the internet.

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I think this is nuts. I might consider doing something like this under medical supervision if I was sick, but to do it yourself for "enhancement" sounds like a recipe for self destruction.

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