We’ve been hearing about a new trend floating around, read a bit about it, and wanted to know about it. It ’s called biohacking and based on a Vox article, the term is also known as DIY biology. It apparently covers a broad range of activities you could do to make your body work more efficiently or better than it naturally does. So, essentially, we suppose biohackers are those who want to make their bodies and brains work the way they want them to.
Where did it start?
Rob Carlson, an expert on synthetic biology who has been supporting the biohacking concept since the early 2000s said in a Vox article that “all of modern medicine is hacking.” He says the use of ‘hacking’ can be a way of making biohackers sound less legit, when the concept is actually practised all around us.
What is it?!
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