Items Tagged ‘#Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’

August 1, 2017

Henrietta Lacks’ legacy: a conversation about ethics, race and medicine

By Sharon Rosen Sharon Rosen (@sharonhrosen)

Henrietta Lacks’ cells – taken without her knowledge or permission in 1951 –provided the foundation for pioneering medical discoveries, including development of the polio vaccine, gene mapping, cancer treatments and much more. See this riveting story on the big screen and discuss its application to medical and ethical decisions you may face on a daily […]

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Tags: #African Descendants Mayo Employee Resource Group, #Aiyana Batton, #Dr. Brooke Watkins, #Dr. LaPrincess Brewer, #ethical issues, #Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, #Mary Gorfine, #Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Research Program, #Mayo Clinic Community Engaged Research Advisory Board, #Mayo Clinic Office of Community Engagement in Research, #Nasra Giama, #Rochester Public Library

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