Biohacking and community science
There is a growing community of individuals in Australia who are conducting do-it-yourself biology which is also sometimes known as biohacking or community science.
Community science or biohacking covers a wide range of possible experiments and activities, some of which may involve genetically modified organisms.
In Australia there are strict laws to regulate activities involving GMOs. The laws are in place to make sure any risks to human health, safety and the environment are managed appropriately. Significant fines, and even jail time, can result from non-compliance.