Henrietta’s case review

Henrietta’s Tumor http://wvvw.radiolab.org/story/91716-henriettas-tumor/

Henrietta Lacks”Immortal Cells https://wmvsmithsonianmag.com/science-nature/henrietta-lacks-immortal-cells-6421299/

‘Henrietta Lacks’: A Donors Immortal Legacy and Excerpt: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,’ Prologue http://wvvw.nprorg/2010/02/02/123232331Thenrietta-lacks-a-donors-immortal-legacy

Questions: 1. Provide background information about the case of Henrietta Lacks. 2. Explain two key ethical issues affecting the Henrietta Lacks case. 2B. Include whether these ethical issues outweigh the benefits of scientific discovery. 3. What were the laws regulating the use of a patient’s bodily tissue for medical research around the time Henrietta Lacks was receiving cancer treatment; and what laws currently determine ownership of bodily tissue? 4. Who should own discarded body tissue?



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