Genetic Engineering and the Evolution of Biohacking ft. Dr. Josiah Zayner || #80

The heart of all life is DNA. What possibilities open up when one can directly manipulate and alter this fundamental building block…in humans? Josiah Zayner, who holds a PhD in Molecular Biophysics and previously worked with NASA on engineering bacteria to terraform Mars, was drawn to explore the applications genetic engineering could bring to humanity. So much so, in fact, that Josiah performed multiple self-experiments, attempting to genetically engineer the color of his skin and becoming the first known person to directly edit his genes with CRISPR-Cas9.

In this discussion, you’ll discover:

– The nuances of genetic engineering: What it means, how it’s done, and why it’s currently largely inaccessible

– Increasing creativity and divergent thinking by thought expansion by reading atypical books

– How the biohacking space can mature and evolve alongside established regulation agencies like the FDA.

Check out Josiah’s company The ODIN:


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