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Augmenting Humanity - Biopunks

IT developer Tim Cannon is a biohacker from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He invents devices and programs software that can measure and analyze bodily functions - as implants in the human body.

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They go by names like BIO Curious, Grindhouse, Wetware and Genspace. Their laboratories can often be found in kitchens, basements and garages. Biohackers want to get biomedical products onto the market faster and more cheaply than the large pharmaceuticals companies - for instance, a printer that can "print" human skin and biosensors that react before an illness breaks out. Cannon has had a device implanted to monitor all his bodily functions.