Sci-Tech

Biohackers May Soon Be Under The FDA’s Watchful Eye

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Genetic engineering is proving to be an increasingly useful tool, effective at everything from protecting plant species to helping humans battle disease. It’s also getting progressively easier to harness, which is why we’re seeing a quickly growing community of do-it-yourself genetic engineers (or biohackers) emerge. Many of these DIY scientists are focused on improving animal species for better breeding, but some skeptics are afraid some well-intentioned scientist somewhere might accidentally home-brew a deadly pathogen or open some other sort of Pandora’s box of genetic devastation.

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