Biohäkkerid: seriaal vs. reaalsus
When Olivia and her Scoobies track Boone down, he admits he tried to leave ZFT and they infected his wife as revenge. He agrees to cooperate and give up some ZFT names if the Scoobies will track his wife down so he can give her an antidote. There’s a great scene where Olivia asks Boone why the hell ZFT does stuff like this virus, and he says, “To create a human nightmare . . . to show off to other scientists.” I love that idea, that there are crazy bio-hackers out there in the dark underground inventing weirdass viruses just to show off.
Annalee Newitz sellel kevadel seriaali Fringe ühes osas toimunut kirjeldamas.
In Massachusetts, a young woman makes genetically modified E. coli in a closet she converted into a home lab. A part-time DJ in Berkeley, Calif., works in his attic to cultivate viruses extracted from sewage. In Seattle, a grad-school dropout wants to breed algae in a personal biology lab.
These hobbyists represent a growing strain of geekdom known as biohacking, in which do-it-yourselfers tinker with the building blocks of life in the comfort of their own homes. Some of them buy DNA online, then fiddle with it in hopes of curing diseases or finding new biofuels
Jeanne Whalen natuke rohkem kui kuuaega hiljem Wall Street Journali artiklis, mis on pigem inspireeriv kui hirmutav.
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