David Ishee is a biohacker and dog breeder working on projects to improve access to genetic engineering technology. Starting with no degree or laboratory David had to be self-taught genetic engineering and build his own genetic engineering lab. With a lab built from homemade and used genetics equipment, he’s been able to bootstrap genetically modified organisms at a fraction of the typical costs. His projects range from developing more accessible methods of gene editing dogs that allow breeders to remove genetic disease, all the way to developing DIY methods of gene therapy for humans.

His work is focused around the idea that these powerful new technologies can only reach their potential if they’re accessible to a broad DIY community and the rapid innovation it can drive. This work led to media coverage all over the world with the biggest coverage of some of his work being on the BBC, MIT technology review, New Scientist, Showtime and a 4 part documentary on Netflix called “Unnatural Selection”.

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