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Former NASA Biochemist Uses CRISPR to Genetically Modify Himself

Josiah Zayner with his Crispr gene-editing kit. Photograph: Courtesy Josiah Zayner / The ODIN
Josiah Zayner with his CRISPR gene-editing kit. Photograph: Courtesy Josiah Zayner / The ODIN

Biohacker Josiah Zayner livestreamed his DNA injection at a recent biotech conference.  He targeted the gene for myostatin [a protein that regulates muscle growth].  Zayner has a PhD in molecular biophysics and spent two years as a research fellow at NASA.

This could be very interesting but he may want to hold off a bit as there has already been a “CRISPR 2.0” released that allows for much more specific editing.

 

 

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