‘Biohacker’ Traywick dead at 28 — known for self-injecting a DIY herpes drug
Controversial biohacker Aaron Traywick was found dead on Sunday in a spa room in Washington, DC, according to multiple media reports citing the DC police. He was 28.
Traywick, the CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, was known for his view that individuals should be able to self-design and self-administer unapproved treatments — like gene therapy — without the requirement of a healthcare professional. He gained wide publicity in February when he injected himself with a DIY treatment that he hoped would cure his herpes onstage at a biohacker conference in Texas. The whole process was broadcast live on Facebook.
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