The Problem With DIY Covid-19 Vaccines

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There are two recently published stories about scientists who are developing and giving themselves DIY vaccines for Covid-19—one published by MIT Tech Review and one in the New York Times.

The vaccine is made by a scientist—Preston Estep, a genome researcher who lives in the Boston area—and many of the experts taking it are well respected in their fields. Yet DIY vaccine efforts are problematic…

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Alexandra Sifferlin

Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that