Researcher apparently skipped ethics classes

William Halford, a researcher affiliated with Southern Illinois University and formerly with Rational Vaccines, is under investigation for unauthorized injections of an experimental herpes vaccine into human subjects. A few things to know. (1) He’s dead now (which I guess makes him formerly affiliated with lots of things). (2) The FDA’s criminal investigation is looking for accomplices who may have assisted in Halford’s “research” efforts. And (3), Halford personally administered injections into subjects in a room at the Holiday Inn Express. The University denies any knowledge of the research. No way? He didn’t go through the proper channels? Rational Vaccines has also denied any knowledge and has since taken down their website (not a good look) while their work continues. Pro tip: Don’t fall for the ol’ injection-in-a-hotel-room trick. It’s almost never legit.