Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tissue Rights?

A new book by Rebecca Skloot, "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks," recounts Lacks' struggle with cancer and the clandestine harvesting of her cancer cells for research. Twenty years later, a chance meeting between someone from the National Cancer Institute and one of Lacks' relatives revealed the profitability of her cells, assumed to be long gone. Read an article on this topic in the New York Times.

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