Consent

Your Body Belongs to Us for Experimentation

The obligation of researchers to gain informed consent from those willing to be human subjects is a sacrosanct human right established by the Nuremberg Code. But some in the bioethics movement seek to undermine this crucial human subject protection–to a respectful listen at the highest level of bioethics discourse, including the Hastings Center Report. Author […]

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New Developments in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Those who read (or who are familiar with) the book The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks will probably be interested in this article by the book’s author, Rebecca Skloot. In particular, Skloot addresses new ethical issues that have arisen with the recent publication of the HeLa genome without the consent of her family. The publication […]

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