Andrew Stelzer: Radio & Print Journalist
Oakland Bio-Hackers Try to Make their Own Insulin

How many times have you had a conversation about when are “they” going to find a cure for the common cold, or make decent-tasting vegan cheese? Well, what if you had a chance to do it yourself? That’s the idea behind the trend of do-it-yourself biohacking: to get regular people involved in scientific discovery. A group of DIY scientists at a new crowdfunded lab in Oakland are doing just that. Their goal is to make a generic form on insulin.

This story originally aired on KQED’s The California Report in 2016. A different version aired on The Pulse.