At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)


At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)

GENE editing has become a thing. CRISPR, an easy and inexpensive technique for making precise changes to DNA, has made researchers around the world race to trial its use in treating a host of diseases.

However, this race isn't confined to the lab. In October, Josiah Zayner, a biochemist who once used to work for NASA, became the first person to have edited his genes with CRISPR.

Zayner, in a lecture about human genetic engineering, streamed live on Facebook, whipped out a vial and a syringe and injected himself. Now, other biohackers are also getting ready to take the plunge and tinker with their genes.

At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)

In June, many dozen scientists flew to Big Sky, Montana, to talk about the latest in CRISPR research. They had a lot to discuss, given that CRISPR—a tool that lets scientists cut DNA to disable genes or insert new ones—is now the hottest topic in biology and is mentioned in the same breath as pronouncements such as “changing the world” or “curing humanity of disease.”

Japanese researcher Osamu Nureki got up to play a short movie clip on the second day in Big Sky. “I was sitting in the front, and I just heard this gasp from everyone behind me,” said Sam Sternberg, who used to work in the CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna’s lab at the University of California in Berkeley. As he said, it was the biggest reaction to data he has ever seen at a conference.

Nureki’s paper was published in Nature Communications, and the video astonished Twitter, too. Despite being grainy, blobular, and dark, the video is also remarkably clear for a molecule-scale movie.

CRISPR apparently exists, and it apparently works. Scientists have used this technique to do anything from ridding mice of HIV to beefing up dogs. However, the evidence for how it works has always been indirect. Modern biochemistry research is a series of elaborate workarounds to infer the behavior of molecules until now too small to see.

Take, for instance, X-ray crystallography, that Nureki had formerly used to study the structure of CRISPR-Cas9. Scientists spend several months trying to perfect the art of coaxing Cas9 to grow into crystals. They then took the precious crystals to a particle accelerator to shoot X-rays through them, by producing a pattern unintelligible to an average individual but which experts can measure to infer the structure of Cas9. The final result is a computer model of Cas9, which resembles a clump of curly ribbons. Repeat all of that using Cas9 frozen at different stages of editing DNA, and then you can get a handful of static, computer-generated snapshots after many months or even years.

At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)

Nishimasu posted the video to Twitter, and the dark, grainy clip has since gotten over 2,500 likes. The response has been more enthusiastic than any other paper, he has published, including ones in the most prestigious journals such as Nature and Cell.

In fact, he said, the team submitted the videos to top-tier journals, who rejected it citing a lack of novelty that maybe is true. Researchers are considered to be dispassionate creatures of data. Still, they are also only humans and tend to believe their eyes. “I realized that seeing is believing,” said Nishimasu.

References: New Scientist, The Atlantic, YouTube


  1. I'm Nora Vargas. I feel so joyful today because of the help Doctor Zakuza has rendered to me for getting my Husband back. I've been married for 6 years and it has been so terrible because my husband was cheating on me and was seeking for a divorce. But when i came across Doctor Zakuza website on the internet posted by a lady, i decided to get in touch with him and i explained my situation to him and then seek his help but to my greatest surprise he told me that he will help me with my case for there is no problem without a solution. Here i am celebrating because my Husband is back home and am really enjoying my marriage and what a great celebration. I will keep on testifying on the internet because Doctor Zakuza is truly a helper who God has sent to help us all. Why not contact Doctor Zakuza now if you are facing any challenges in your relationship life. Website: OR by Email: ( ). Call me for more info +1 (516) 277-6702 USA.


  2. After being in relationship with him for seven years,he broke up with me, I did everything possible to bring him back but all was in vain, I wanted him back so much because of the love I have for him, I begged him with everything, I made promises but he refused. I explained my problem to someone online and she suggested that I should rather contact a spell caster Dr Oriafo that could help me cast a spell to bring him back but I am the type that never believed in spell, I had no choice than to try it, I mailed the Dr Oriafo and he told me there was no problem that everything will be okay before three days my ex will come back begging. I thanked him in earnest hoping he will come back to me because I miss him so much.To my very surprise on the 3rd day he came back begging and asking me to accept him back and he will never leave me again. All this would never had been possible but for Dr Oriafo I will always and forever recommend you to the world Dr Oriafo This is his contact below: or call +13103599685

  3. Am here to testify of the miraculous work of a great traditional doctor called DR. Osasu..I have been suffering from herpes since last 2 years with my Husband but today I am happy that am cure from it with the herbal medicine made by Dr. Osasu the great healer, I was browsing the Internet searching for help when I came across a testimony shared by someone on how Dr. Osasu cure her from Herpes Disease. I quickly contacted him to get the cure and today i am now free from the Virus, I am so much happy today that we have someone like this great healer out there, so' people out there kindly contact this great doctor on his email address please sir keep your good work cause there are people out there who is in need of your healing medicine .once more contact him now +2347064365391 Dr. Osasu can prepare Herbal medicine for all kind of disease. HIV. CANCER. HEPATITIS B .DIABETES. COLD SORES. Syphilis. HBV, HPV, STD's And many more.
    contact Dr. Osasu to get your CURED EMAIL>> OR CONTACT WHATSAPP +2347064365391



Activism,1307,Art,791,BLM,22,Consciousness,1545,CoVid-19,154,Cures,227,Do it Yourself,112,Documentaries,72,Environment,1478,Fiction,2,Health,765,History,464,Human Intelligence,554,Inspirations,2,Inspiring Stories,4179,Justice,536,Mental Health,16,News,1411,Nutrition,218,Philosophy,309,Photography,1590,Quantum Physics,29,Quizzes & Tests,145,Quotes,113,Relationships,781,Science,1145,Self Improvement,838,Spirituality,248,Sustainability,246,Technology,477,Truth,755,
Thinking Humanity: At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)
At Least 100 Biohackers Are Using CRISPR To Edit Their DNA (VIDEO)
GENE editing has become a thing. CRISPR, an easy and inexpensive technique for making precise changes to DNA, has made researchers around the world race to trial its use in treating a host of diseases.
Thinking Humanity
Loaded All Posts Not found any posts VIEW ALL Readmore Reply Cancel reply Delete By Home PAGES POSTS View All RECOMMENDED FOR YOU LABEL ARCHIVE SEARCH ALL POSTS Not found any post match with your request Back Home Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat January February March April May June July August September October November December Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec just now 1 minute ago $$1$$ minutes ago 1 hour ago $$1$$ hours ago Yesterday $$1$$ days ago $$1$$ weeks ago more than 5 weeks ago Followers Follow THIS PREMIUM CONTENT IS LOCKED STEP 1: Share to a social network STEP 2: Click the link on your social network Copy All Code Select All Code All codes were copied to your clipboard Can not copy the codes / texts, please press [CTRL]+[C] (or CMD+C with Mac) to copy