Biotechnology: hacking into life

Biotechnology is the broad area of biology involving living systems and organisms to develop or make products, or “any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use”. Other terms include synthetic biology, bio-engineering and now: biohacking.

What is biotechnology? What is DNA, RNA and epigenetics? What is CRISPR/cas9 and how can genetic modification change healthcare, agriculture, industry and even mankind?

About Peter Joosten:

Peter Joosten is a biohacker. His goal is to become a superhuman by doing personal experiments with new technology and weird habits. He is a TEDx speaker and consultant at various companies and institutions. In his popular podcast show Biohacking Impact (Dutch technology top 10) he interviews various experts about biohacking and the impact of technology on mankind. He is the curator of the platform Superhuman Talks where he writes and interviews experts about the coming era of upgraded humans. He wrote the (Dutch) book ‘Biohacking’ about human enhancement and its implication on organizations, education and healthcare.