TAG ARCHIVES FOR HeLa

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Feb2011

By Andy Burman, PRIM&R Blog Squad member

A few weeks ago, I had the unfortunate experience of becoming a crime victim. Upon arriving home from work, I discovered that someone had broken into my home during broad daylight and rifled through the belongings that I share with my wife and newborn son.

Since discovering the break-in, I’ve felt [...] Read more

4
Nov2010

Based on Amazon’s unanimous decision, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks has won the top spot on their “Best Books of 2010” list.

Written by PRIM&R’s 2010 Advancing Ethical Research Conference keynote speaker Rebecca Skloot, this work explores the life of a woman named Henrietta Lacks, who died of cervical cancer, but whose cells live on. A sample of Lacks' tissue was taken without [...] Read more