Sara Mednick

The word hack is centuries old and has been used to mean a lot of things, none of them good. … And now we come to the present day, in which a hoard of start-a-billion-dollar-business-from-your-garage types have shifted their sights from app development to DIY biology, coining the now-ubiquitous portmanteau “bio-hack”. … But as a scientist who has spent my entire career investigating this question of “Can we get better?” I have come to view the whole mentality of bio-hacking as wrong-headed, marketed and motivated by profit, and actually working against the very goals its followers are setting for themselves.

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