Biohacker Pt. 2 – Democratizing Medicine vs Trivializing Expertise

How worried are you about the effect of DIY genetic engineering?

Biohacker Josiah Zayner is founder of Odin a company that sells home gene editing kits for fun and research.  In this episode we talk about our fears and excitement about the product and its broader implications for the world.


Biohacker pt. 1 – Researcher Heal Thyself


Josiah Zayner calls himself a biohacker.  He suffers from something like irritable bowel syndrome which he attempted to self-treat by replacing his entire microbiome. His story was featured in the New York Times but we have our own, neurosciencey take on his adventure. The Times also produced a video about Dr. Zayner’s