Ep. 41 - DIY Gene Engineering with Josiah Zayner

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In this installment of the Future Grind podcast host Ryan O’Shea speaks with Dr. Josiah Zayner, the former NASA scientist who in 2017 became the first known human to attempt to modify themselves using CRISPR gene editing technology. Josiah's controversial company, The ODIN, provides educational courses and sells DIY gene editing kits for everything from bacteria to frogs, and soon plans to offer kits for the DIY modification of human cells.

They discuss his experiments in human augmentation, bodily autonomy, the healthcare industry, and so much more.

In addition to his work with The ODIN, Josiah hosts the annual Biohack The Planet conference, which will be held in Las Vegas from August 31st to September 1st, 2019. Speakers include Dr. Aubrey de Grey of the SENS Research Foundation, Hamilton Morris of the VICE series Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, magician and biohacker Anastasia Synn, and many more! More info and tickets at http://biohacktheplanet.com/

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