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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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    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 doubt it is safe as other experts, if I am not mistaken, have spoken out about China attempting to experiment on it's citizens like guinea pigs :

    Only English countries can do democracy. The natural state of human society is despotism. If you tally up all the human lives that have ever been lived on this planet under organized systems of government, no more than five per cent were lived under consensual systems. Even to get up to five per cent, you have to include places like ancient Athens and Tudor England, which wouldn't pass muster as "democratic" by modern standards. In the last couple of centuries, practically all consensual systems have been English. Other cultures can fake it for a few decades, as France, Germany, and Japan are currently doing, but their hearts aren't really in it and they will swoon gratefully into the arms of a fascist dictator when one comes along.

    Americans are not the same ethnicity as us. They may call themselves English or Anglo-Saxons or whatever but they are not ethnically British. American is currently an oligarhic republic not a democracy. I am Manhattan right now. I want to learn to speak the Queen's English and escape to London or the British virgin islands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teutorigos View Post
    I doubt it is safe as other experts, if I am not mistaken, have spoken out about China attempting to experiment on it's citizens like guinea pigs :

    Only English countries can do democracy. The natural state of human society is despotism. If you tally up all the human lives that have ever been lived on this planet under organized systems of government, no more than five per cent were lived under consensual systems. Even to get up to five per cent, you have to include places like ancient Athens and Tudor England, which wouldn't pass muster as "democratic" by modern standards. In the last couple of centuries, practically all consensual systems have been English. Other cultures can fake it for a few decades, as France, Germany, and Japan are currently doing, but their hearts aren't really in it and they will swoon gratefully into the arms of a fascist dictator when one comes along.

    Americans are not the same ethnicity as us. They may call themselves English or Anglo-Saxons or whatever but they are not ethnically British. American is currently an oligarhic republic not a democracy. I am Manhattan right now. I want to learn to speak the Queen's English and escape to London or the British virgin islands.
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