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How biohackers are trying to upgrade their brains, their bodies — and human nature

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Biohacking: A Primer

Biohacking manipulates one’s brain and body to ‘hack’ it, outside the realm of mainstream science and medicine.

Biohacking, or doing biological activities on oneself, is a broad term and covers stuff like performing ‘Young Blood Transfusion’ or tracking one’s sleep pattern...

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  • Vipassana Meditation where one lays off any kind of sensory stimulants for weeks, or Intermittent Fasting, where one does not eat anything for 12 to 18 hours, are common biohacks for centuries.
  • Today, biohacking can mean altering your body’s cells/DNA, or injectin...

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A human desire to explore all the frontiers of nature, space and our own biology takes its form in the practice of biohacking.

  • Some people don’t want to die.
  • Some don’t want to be sick.
  • Some want to be young and strong.
  • Some want to be super smart.

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Biohacking differs from traditional medicine based on why it is being undertaken. Medicine is to cure a certain ailment, but biohacking may be an experiment to go beyond our bodies and minds shortcomings.

Some people claim that all of modern medicine and cosmetic ...

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  • Ancient biohacks like mindfulness meditation are proven and backed by thousands of years of research.
  • Newly marketed fads like near-infrared saunas and implantation of chips inside the body do not yet have significant research, especially on the long-term effects.
  • Some bi...

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  • No amount of existing regulations can make sense of biohacking as it is trying to go beyond the limits of what it means to be human.
  • This makes a lot of biohacks exist in a grey area in legal terms. Many biohacks like Glow-in-the-dark beer making kits, or Do-It-Yourself gene-editin...

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Going against the clock on life set by nature, a company called Sens is going after ageing and has the ultimate aim of making people (who can afford it) live till the age of 1000.

It is looking at various cellular and genetic approaches to fight the deterioration of the h...

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When people experiment with other people to challenge the limits set by nature, the question of the risks of biohacking arise. Humans have been altering nature since the beginning of time, with animal harvesting and agriculture to name a few examples.

Biohacking may be controversial but it...

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