Series| Heretics

Should extreme biohacking be a human right? 

“I want to genetically modify humans. I want to create a coronavirus vaccine in my kitchen. Because I can. Because it’s beautiful and cool. But like, you can’t say that shit.”
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Should complete bodily autonomy be a human right? For instance, should those suffering and dying of diseases that are untreatable have the right to inject themselves with any drug they want in search of a cure? 

On one hand, when we give someone access to technology and information like this may very well end up hurting themselves. But at the same time, people may also uncover something truly profound and life changing.

When it comes to bodily autonomy and biohacking for those with a terminal illness and searching for a cure, you might think it would be an easy sell and something everyone agrees with – but currently, that’s far from reality.

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