Telegraph: DIY Scientists Could Release Gene-Edited Organisms into the Wild
Honestly, this scares the shit out of me…
Yet there are fears that, in the wrong hands, the procedure could unleash dangerous strains of bacteria or other…www.telegraph.co.uk
“Garage scientists’ could unleash dangerous genetically-modified organisms into the environment using unregulated technology which is already available online, a new report has warned.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics said that chemistry kits which allow genetic editing can already be bought online for under £100.
Scientists are concerned that a new technique, called Crispr, is now so cheap and widely available that amateurs will start experimenting at home, or in school labs.”
Here is an example of one of those kits, the Odin. This is just so suspect to me:
Unregulated biohacking is *not* the future I signed up for, but it looks like it’s gonna happen anyway…
If this seems like a smart idea to you for humanity’s future, I encourage you to read the comments on the YouTube video and think: these same people commenting will now have access to the tools to change the balance of life on the planet…