Bay Area biologist’s gene-editing kit lets do-it-yourselfers play God at the kitchen table

BURLINGAME — On the kitchen table of his cramped apartment, Josiah Zayner is performing the feat that is transforming biology.

In tiny vials, he’s cutting, pasting and stirring genes, as simply as mixing a vodka tonic. Next, he slides his new hybrid creations, living in petri dishes, onto a refrigerator shelf next to the vegetables.

And he’s packaging and selling his DIY gene-editing technique for $120 so that everyone else can do it, too.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2016/01/11/bay-area-biologists-gene-editing-kit-lets-do-it-yourselfers-play-god-at-the-kitchen-table/