It is difficult to say who the "father of biohacking" is, as the term "biohacking" refers to a broad range of activities and practices involving the manipulation of biological systems. Biohacking encompasses a wide range of disciplines, including biology, chemistry, engineering, and computer science, and there have been many individuals who have made significant contributions to the field. Some notable figures in the history of biohacking include:
- Craig Venter, a geneticist who was one of the first to sequence the human genome.
- George Church, a geneticist who has developed methods for editing DNA and has worked on creating synthetic organisms.
- Josiah Zayner, a biochemist who is known for his work on DIY biology and has popularized the concept of biohacking.
- Ellen Jorgensen, a scientist and co-founder of the DIY biology lab Genspace, who has been an advocate for citizen science and biohacking.
- Known as the “father of biohacking”, David Asprey is the creator of Bulletproof Coffee, Bulletproof 360 and Bulletproof Radio. Dave, author of four best-selling books in New York, has conquered the world of health by investing more than two million dollars to take control of his own biology. Beyond his own goal of extending life, Asprey talks about biohacking as empowerment. As portable devices become increasingly sophisticated, even those of us who aren't rich and who aren't scientists have the ability to convert our body's confusing signals into clean, personalized data.