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    Genetic self-experimenting “biohacker” under investigation by health officials

    Get a load of what this guy is up to. He is genetically experimenting on himself.

    See more at the link https://arstechnica.com/science/2019...cing-medicine/

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    Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license.


    Zayner has a background in biophysics and runs a company called The Odin, which sells do-it-yourself genetic engineering kits and other lab equipment intended for use outside of scientific laboratories. The kits and tools are intended to allow lay users to genetically modify bacteria, yeast, animals, and even humans.


    The human that Zayner's products are best known for trying to modify is Zayner himself. In fact, the brazen CEO has a long history of self-experimentation. In 2016, he attempted a stomach-churning DIY fecal transplant in an airport hotel, then moved on to trying to genetically engineer his skin.


    But he is perhaps best known for an alcohol-fueled stunt he livestreamed in October 2017. Between swigs of Scotch, he injected himself in the arm with what he said was the DNA for the genetic engineering tool CRISPR. The stated goal was for the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing machinery to snip and disable Zayner's myostatin gene, which is involved with muscle-growth regulation before and after birth. Disabling the gene could leave him with beefy muscle growth.


    But Zayner admitted—and outside experts agreed—that the experiment was unlikely to work. It's unclear if the genetic material made its way into Zayner's cells and, if so, how many and to what effect. Most of the research on myostatin has been done in animals.


    In an interview with Buzzfeed directly after the October 2017 muscle-editing stunt, Zayner told the outlet, "I want to live in a world where people get drunk and instead of giving themselves tattoos, they're like, 'I'm drunk, I'm going to CRISPR myself.'"
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    But he is perhaps best known for an alcohol-fueled stunt he livestreamed in October 2017. Between swigs of Scotch, he injected himself in the arm with what he said was the DNA for the genetic engineering tool CRISPR.


    Can't be all bad.
    Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, that's the proof of your dishonesty and bad faith I've been looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lummy View Post


    Can't be all bad.
    LoL
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    His body, his choice.

    Why can't you people just respect his life decisions?

    Bigots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu View Post
    His body, his choice.

    Why can you people just respect his life decisions?

    Bigots!

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    Again funny this is coming from a pro-choice State. I wish these parties would land their plane.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    Again funny this is coming from a pro-choice State. I wish these parties would land their plane.
    They dig low oxygen places to do their thinking.

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    Disabling the Myostatin gene would not be an improvement, in my opinion; some of that self-experimenting must have gone to his brain.

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    As I look at it more, this kind of mad science deserves more respect.

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