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Biohacking: Not a Crime, the Future

Okezue Bell
62 min readJan 29, 2021

As someone who loves the intersection between technology and biology, when the term biohacking comes up, I get super excited.

Despite the name and Oxford Dictionary’s definition,

It’s actually a really interesting science.

Biohacking describes the process of conducting science experiments without the need of high-grade lab equipment, or a lab in general.

There are so many different things that can be done with biohacking (sometimes called DIY biology), from optimizing gender-specific health discrepancies, to synthetic biology at home, to creating groundbreaking developments in bacteria using simple kits and materials off of amazon!

In this article, I’ll be going over what biohacking is, how it works, and how it disrupted my life (and can completely disrupt yours too!). If you’re not up to speed with general biology topics, no problem! Search online and check out this article before hopping into this!

For me, biohacking started off months ago with synthetic biology.

I. Applied Biology in Biohacking.

Synthetic biology, bioengineering, or synbio. This technology still remains largely undefined, and is quite a large-spanning in terms of its applications. It’s not completely defined, but it’s not completely obscure either. It’s rather this really exciting notion of possibility that we’re all looking at, anxiously waiting to see what happens.

So, if you were waiting for me to give you a clear cut definition of exactly what it is, there isn’t really one. You can think of it as a new form of engineering however, where we’re using organic materials to create new parts, systems, devices, or applications. By combining the principles…

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Okezue Bell

Social technologist with a passion for journalism and community outreach.