This may not end well:

A man saying he was doing research for the U.S. government called with a few polite, pointed questions: How did she build that lab? Did she know other people creating new life forms at home?

The caller said the agency he represented is “used to thinking about rogue states and threats from that,” recalls Ms. Aull, a recent Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate.

I’ll bet they are.

2 thoughts on “Biohackers”

  1. “The younger generation need something they feel they can do, in the same sense that my generation was inspired by NASA and home chemistry kits,” he said.


  2. “The pessimist points out that the same techniques that can make biofuel bacteria, test your DNA for diseases, and find new species can just as easily produce deadly pathogens, encourage genetic self-mutilation, and release invasive microscopic species. Should we be happy or terrified?”I would like to point out that this happens already and if we let this field of study languish we will be caught unawares without any defenses.I mean, when vaccination was first discovered, the pope at the time called it the devil’s work.

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