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Watch: How to genetically modify an organism with CRISPR

Everything you need to genetically modify bacteria
Everything you need to genetically modify bacteria
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Josiah Zayner is the CEO of The ODIN, which sells do-it-yourself kits that teach people how to genetically modify bacteria and frogs. We had him demonstrate a kit that uses CRISPR to modify harmless E. coli bacteria.

 

 

In 2017, Germany restricted imports of this kit after finding disease-causing bacteria in two of them, though a follow-up risk assessment said the public health threat was low.

Josiah says no one has gotten sick using his kits.