Meet the Biohackers

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Bio-hackers are people who want to make their bodies and brains function better – by ‘hacking’ their biology. That could be as simple as taking vitamin supplements but if you call yourself a Bio-hacker you’re likely doing far more than that. In this film Catrin Nye meets people inserting technology under their skin, trying to edit their DNA, changing their diet to try and live to 150 and trying to create entirely new human senses. We met people in the UK, Germany and the US who want to push the limits of what it means to be human.

 

*This article is a repost which originally appeared on the BBC News YouTube on Dec 4, 2018.

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