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Biohacked Insulin, Still Making Waves

Remember when computers took up entire rooms and were exclusive to big companies and the government? Now we carry them in our pockets. But what changed between the days of Space Odyssey and selfies isn’t just technology. It’s access. The software boom that defined the 90s and early 00s would not have happened if [...]

Biohacked Insulin, Still Making Waves2019-07-25T16:38:06+00:00

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?

After a century, insulin is still expensive – could DIYers change that? Miniature biomanufacturing kits like this prototype could revolutionize the pharmaceutical industry. Amino Labs, CC BY-ND Jenna E. Gallegos, Colorado State University and Jean Peccoud, Colorado State University Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he [...]

Could DIYBio change the cost of insulin?2019-06-04T18:19:15+00:00

Is there a Genome Editing Right?

Biohackers are using CRISPR technology to edit their own genomes. Is there a genome editing right or should CRISPR tools be controlled substances? The Facts Josiah Zayner, recently reported, that he attempted to edit his own genome using the CRISPR. This story was reported in a number of outlets including Outside Magazine and Buzzfeed. This [...]

Is there a Genome Editing Right?2019-02-06T19:37:38+00:00