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Just Because You Can Experiment on Yourself, Should You?

Last fall, a man injected himself with an experimental gene therapy he hoped would cure his HIV. The startup behind the therapy works outside of the FDA to develop medical treatments. But is it safe to experiment on yourself? Karen J. Maschke, a Hastings Center research scholar and the editor of IRB: Ethics & Human Research, spoke on HBO’s Vice News Tonight about the risks of biohacking.