Josiah Zayner is a biohacker who’s famous for, among other things, injecting himself with the gene-editing tool CRISPR. At a time when the technology exists for us to change, or hack, our own DNA, what are the ethics of experimenting on ourselves, and others at home? Arielle Duhaime-Ross has been following Zayner’s story and talks to him about how he’s thinking about human experimentation today. Plus: new efforts to come up with a code of conduct for biohackers, from legislation to self-regulation.
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Links to resources discussed:
From Arielle Duhaime-Ross’ original report for The Verge:
From Vox.com: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/8/13/20802059/california-crispr-biohacking-illegal-josiah-zayner
From The Atlantic: https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/biohacking-stunts-crispr/553511/
Josiah Zayner’s company website http://www.the-odin.com/
Global Community BioSummit https://www.biosummit.org/
Josiah Zayner @4LOVofScience
Alex Pearlman @lexikon1
Senator Ling Ling Chang @L2ChangCA
Arielle Duhaime-Ross (@adrs), host and lead reporter of Reset
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