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A 'Grueling and Grotesque' Biohacking Experiment - The Atlantic

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http://news.google.com - The AtlanticA 'Grueling and Grotesque' Biohacking ExperimentThe AtlanticIn 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the course of four days, he performed an extremely risky experiment on himself. The goal: “To completely replace all of the bacteria ...and more »

A Gut-Wrenching Biohacking Experiment - The Atlantic

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http://news.google.com - The AtlanticA Gut-Wrenching Biohacking ExperimentThe AtlanticIn 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the course of four days, he performed an extremely risky experiment on himself. The goal: “To completely replace all of the bacteria ...and more »

Can This Company Convince You to Love GMOs? - The Atlantic

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http://news.google.com - The AtlanticCan This Company Convince You to Love GMOs?The AtlanticThe other founder was Tom Knight, a former MIT professor best known as the godfather of synthetic biology. From the start in 2009, Ginkgo's team knew they wanted to make it easier to tinker with the DNA in yeast and bacteria. The basic technology has ...

Would You Buy a Genetically-Engineered Cashmere Sweater? - The Atlantic

Posted By BigMcLargeHuge 485 days ago on genetic engineering

http://news.google.com - The AtlanticWould You Buy a Genetically-Engineered Cashmere Sweater?The AtlanticConventional genetic engineering in the 90s took on commodity crops like corns and soybeans, and even more recent CRISPR experiments, like the bulked-up pigs in South Korea, are aimed toward large potential markets. Cashmere is a luxury product, ...

When Evolution Fights Back Against Genetic Engineering - The Atlantic

Posted By BigMcLargeHuge 529 days ago on genetic engineering

http://news.google.com - The AtlanticWhen Evolution Fights Back Against Genetic EngineeringThe AtlanticIn a crowded auditorium at New York's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in August, Philipp Messer, a population geneticist at Cornell University, took the stage to discuss a powerful and controversial new application for genetic engineering: gene drives.

Vote for 1book140's December Read: The Also-Rans - The Atlantic

Posted By beardman 1180 days ago on biohacking

http://news.google.com - The AtlanticVote for 1book140's December Read: The Also-RansThe AtlanticThe story of a biohacking family, competing freak shows, and an amputation cult, Geek Love has inspired a cultish devotion for 25 years. Writing of Katherine Dunn's singular style, The Literary Review says, “If Flannery O'Connor [had] consumed vast ...

Beyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic Biology - The Atlantic

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http://news.google.com - The AtlanticBeyond GMOs: The Rise of Synthetic BiologyThe AtlanticThe field is evolving so rapidly that even scientists working in it don't agree on a definition, but at its core synthetic biology involves bringing engineering principles to biotechnology. It's an approach meant, ultimately, to make it easier for ...and more »

1book140: Vote for a Weird-Fiction Book to Read in July - The Atlantic

Posted By beardman 1336 days ago on biohacking

http://news.google.com - 1book140: Vote for a Weird-Fiction Book to Read in JulyThe AtlanticGeek Love, by Katherine Dunn, is the story of a biohacking, freak family that starts a circus after they succeed in experimenting with DNA. Terry Gilliam loved it, saying that "it made me ashamed to be so utterly normal." Caitlin Roper's dramatic ...