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November 23, 2017

The FDA Is Not Cool With Selling DIY Gene Therapies

  • Government
  • Agency
  • Genetics/Genomics

Gizmodo – The Food and Drug Agency has issued a stern warning to anyone who might be crazy enough to undertake gene therapy in the do-it-yourself fashion. Definitely don’t do this at home, a statement released on Tuesday implies. And if you do, we’ll throw every law we can at you.

The FDA’s deterrent comes on the heels of a brazen DIY gene therapy experiment, in which a 27-year-old software engineer injected himself with an unprove gene therapy for HIV designed by three biohacker friends. The first injection was streamed live on Facebook in October, and went viral after it was covered by Gizmodo. 

Read more at Gizmodo.

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