Journalist Marcus Wohlsen Shares the History & Science of Biohacking
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Marcus described his new book covering people engaged in do it yourself development of dna manipulation. Stunning and very well presented to a full house. So good I wrote a review of it for his book on Amazon that night! This is an important issue and he is a trusted AP journalist telling us what is happening.
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Check out Marcus Wohlsen’s blog.
The most revolutionary discoveries often emerge from out-of-the-way places, forged by brilliant outsiders with few resources besides boundless energy and great ideas. That language could apply to the “biohacking” movement. In the next few years, companies will start selling libraries of genetic LEGOs that amateur scientists will use to build new life from scratch. Wohlsen follows the biopunk underground toward a future that might leave us feeling blessed, doomed or both.
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