Saturday 17.3 at 1pm at Arkadia: CRISPR, biohacking and the politics of self-experimentation with the Biosophical Society

Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited by the Biosophical Society to a talk: CRISPR, biohacking and the politics of self-experimentation on Saturday  17.3 at 1pm at Arkadia  (Nervanderinkatu 11)

In this discussion we’ll focus on the new genetic tool used widely in the biology research and biohacking community, CRISPR: what it is, why it’s different than tools used before, and why the biohacking community has embraced it. We’ll also broach the subject of the ethics and politics of self-experimentation, which is very much related to CRISPR and biohacking.

For suggested readings for the discussion, visit the event page at


Warm regards,


  • A donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the bookshop is suggested and would be most welcome. Arkadia wouldn’t exist without this act of generosity. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !

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