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Biohacking

What is biohacking?

Biohacking is a term used to describe an individual's efforts to optimize their physiological and mental performance through the use of practical DIY techniques, often involving modifications to diet, lifestyle and/or fitness regimens. These techniques utilize advances in biotechnology such as genetic engineering, synthetic biology, and mind-body practices.

Unnatural Selection

To learn the basics of biohacking, I recommend watching Netflix's Unnatural Selection series. You will gain insight into the biohacking scene, but also into the practical questions and moral and religious positions. Some biohackers believe that all genetic diseases should be eradicated. They suggest that genetic engineering can be used to solve problems in the world, such as malaria mosquitoes and rat plagues. Biohackers believe that the technique of genetic modification should be accessible to everyone, not just a select group of people. We must take genetic modification seriously; it is not a toy to play with, but a powerful tool that we must use wisely. In this way we can improve our lives, help those in need and even save our planet.

https://www.netflix.com/title/80208910

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  • ClustalW - Multiple alignment of nucleic acid and protein sequences;
  • MEGA - A tool for aligning sequences, inferring phylogenetic trees, mining web-based databases, estimating the rate of molecular evolution, and testing evolutionary hypotheses;
  • Geneious - Molecular biology and sequence analysis software;
en/biohacking.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/01 23:17 by dirkjan