For Ishee, the question is not whether he should be regulated. In fact, he initially reached out to the FDA voluntarily. He takes his hobby seriously, and wants to do everything possible to ensure that his science is ethical, lawful and safe. Instead, Ishee is concerned that rules designed without a growing contingent of DIY biology enthusiasts in mind will be so taxing that they render newly accessible science once again inaccessible to everyone without a fancy degree and a high-end lab.
"With pricetags in 2014 of $50,000 and people who'd be happy to see the world burn - what's going to stop someone "printing up" smallpox?"
"Or just gathering something like wheat rust, cultivating and then releasing it with a manifesto that the book Wheat Belly is right and ya all should be doing paleo anyway."
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