As D.I.Y. Gene Editing Gains Popularity, ‘Someone Is Going to Get Hurt’
The world of ‘biohacking’ really took the media by storm last year. We learned about their crusades, we saw them inject themselves, and we wondered if the FDA should ban them. It’s a fascinating movement to see develop as the potential for scientific advancement free of regulations and red tape is very exciting. In a perfect world, there’d be no problem – but for all the potential positive outcomes, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to avoid talking about potential negative applications of DIY gene editing.
Emily Baumgaertner, wrote a great story for The New York Times earlier this week, covering both sides of the story. Well worth a read. You get 4 stories for free, so you don’t even need to sign up for a subscription once you get there!