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    DIY Crispr: biohacking your own genome

    In October, biohacker Josiah Zayner gave a lecture in San Francisco in which he claimed to be the first person known to have edited his own DNA using Crispr technology. He insists it’s something anyone can do using one of his company’s gene engineering kits. But does this do-it-yourself approach have any evidence to back it up? Is it safe? And, ultimately, does this kind of self-experimentation drive science forward or expose the public to unacceptable risks?

    To help discuss all this and more, Hannah Devlin is joined by Dr Josiah Zayner, founder and CEO of The Odin. And to help unpack some the of technical and legal challenges to this DIY approach are Patti Zettler, an associate professor from the Georgia State University College of Law, and Dr Güneş Taylor, a postdoctoral training fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London.


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    His site doesn't have anything sophisticated that you can buy, I would rather use a cybernetic implant to engineer my genome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firemonkey View Post
    In October, biohacker Josiah Zayner gave a lecture in San Francisco in which he claimed to be the first person known to have edited his own DNA using Crispr technology. He insists it’s something anyone can do using one of his company’s gene engineering kits. But does this do-it-yourself approach have any evidence to back it up? Is it safe? And, ultimately, does this kind of self-experimentation drive science forward or expose the public to unacceptable risks?

    To help discuss all this and more, Hannah Devlin is joined by Dr Josiah Zayner, founder and CEO of The Odin. And to help unpack some the of technical and legal challenges to this DIY approach are Patti Zettler, an associate professor from the Georgia State University College of Law, and Dr Güneş Taylor, a postdoctoral training fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London.


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    I would politely call it unwise to "hack" one's own genome with CRISPR.

    Probably safer to attempt skydiving or other extreme sports to achieve notoriety.

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    Some recent CRISPR news, sort of distressing: https://globalbiodefense.com/2018/07...-than-thought/ and http://www.xconomy.com/national/2018...chunks-of-dna/ and https://medicalxpress.com/news/2018-...y-thought.html and I'm sure you people can find many more articles more explanatory than these.

    "CRISPR can delete big chunks of DNA." That's just wonderful.

    Mingle posted about this in the "General" forum: https://anthrogenica.com/showthread....afe-as-thought
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