Definition of biohacking in English:



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

    ‘If you missed the session about applying engineering tactics to biohacking, I'll fill in the gap.’
    • ‘On the subject of biohacking, I recently started reading this blog with the same name as it's subject.’
    • ‘The techniques for biohacking are already public - they can be found in IP contracts - it's just not legal to apply them.’
    • ‘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 other fascinating article from last week's The Economist is about ‘open wetware’ which is a nascent and umbrella term for collaborative biohacking.’
    • ‘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.’



/ˈbīōˌhakiNG/ /ˈbaɪoʊˌhækɪŋ/