Biohacking: Should Biotechnology Be Available to the Masses?

Biologist Ellen Jorgensen wonders, "We have personal computing, why not personal biotech?" So she and her colleagues opened Genspace, a nonprofit DIYbio lab in Brooklyn devoted to citizen science, where amateurs can go and tinker with biotechnology. And their lab is just one in a growing movement of biohacking operations around the globe.

Check out the video in panel on the right to see what the whole movement is about.

What do you think of biohacking? Crazy, dangerous, cool, way of the future...?

Image: Genspace (TEDTalk screenshot)