Bioterror: the dangers of garage scientists manipulating DNA
Will DYI genetic experimentation become a trend? The availability of gene-editing tools such as Crispr has led to an explosion of unchecked DIY experiments in self-built labs, reports Izabella Kaminska. The mainly illegal practice may seem harmless when it's about changing the colour of your beer, but it could have far more sinister repercussions. Many people worldwide are convinced COVID-19 was the product of bio-hacking experimentation (which a WHO investigation deemed inconclusive). Here, Kaminska sets out to understand the technology being used to modify genes and some of the dangers the world faces as it becomes more accessible.
From Financial Times