Definition of biohacking in English:



  • The activity of exploiting genetic material experimentally without regard to accepted ethical standards, or for criminal purposes.

    • ‘The other fascinating article from last week's The Economist is about ‘open wetware’ which is a nascent and umbrella term for collaborative biohacking.’
    • ‘On the subject of biohacking, I recently started reading this blog with the same name as it's subject.’
    • ‘Because, as Rob Carlson notes in the current Wired, the tools for doing sophisticated biological research are getting incredibly inexpensive, and more people - in the West and in the leapfrog nations - will be experimenting with biohacking.’
    • ‘If you missed the session about applying engineering tactics to biohacking, I'll fill in the gap.’
    • ‘After 40 years, the university is now the ground zero for biohacking where engineers of the future will swap their computers and spanners for viruses and DNA.’
    • ‘The techniques for biohacking are already public - they can be found in IP contracts - it's just not legal to apply them.’