Telegraph: DIY Scientists Could Release Gene-Edited Organisms into the Wild

Honestly, this scares the shit out of me…

“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.”

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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…