Monthly Archives: February 2018

13 Feb 2018
man being shot from cannon

Self-Experimenting with Vaccines Gets You Headlines, But Won’t Help People

Self-Experimenting with Vaccines Gets You Headlines, But Won’t Help People by Jeffrey Brewer, Co-Founder and CEO February 13, 2018 Testing out unproven vaccines on yourself and broadcasting the experiment on Facebook Live—as the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical did at a recent biohacking conference in Austin—is the way to make a splash. Such a spectacle gets attention and starts a conversation. But it won’t get innovative products to market faster, and it doesn’t count as progress toward making better treatments accessible to the people […]