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Ethics, Morality and Science:  The Ongoing Debate over the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Ethics, Morality and Science: The Ongoing Debate over the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

  I have previously written about Henrietta Lacks and her immortal line of cancer cells so vital to cancer research, the immortal HeLa cell line. Here is a brief summary of the background: In 1951, Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer on 4 October 1951. Her hospital, the John Hopkins Hospital, removed two samples of […]

Nine Questions with Sabaa Tahir

Nine Questions with Sabaa Tahir

  Was your childhood growing up in a motel in the desert must have been full of adventures? (It sounds like it must have been awesome)Not adventures in the traditional sense, but it was certainly never boring. I met all sorts of people, from all over the world, and that is what gave me some […]