The DNA base pair is currently joining the atom, the bit and the joule in the pantheon of elementary units from which new things are made. But DNA is not like the others. Everything we eat, everyone we love, sickness and health, the entire living world is written in DNA. Few today understand, but many fear, this new power that is quickly maturing. To this end, we are developing an easy to use, economic and robust method to allow anyone anywhere to detect a DNA sequence of interest. We have created a 5 minute DNA extraction protocol that only needs water. This is coupled to novel isothermal DNA amplification techniques, detected through fluorescence, utilizing ultra affordable LEDs and plastic gel filters. The first use case is detection of GMO’s in food. The quick experiment allows anybody to actually see with their eyes if a gene is present. Be it in a school, biohackerspace or a kitchen, you are encouraged to upload, share and discuss your results with others across the world. Empowering and educating citizens, while allowing new information to be gathered and shared on a global scale.