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07.09.2019 | How Does Henrietta Lacks Apply to Me? A Discussion on Key Ethical Considerations of Precision Medicine | Free

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Categories: Lecture


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Henrietta Lacks is the mother of modern medicine—a true hero to the scientific community and the millions of people whose lives have been saved by her cells. Her story, however, is also the backdrop to a set of 3 key ethical issues surrounding precision medicine: consent, privacy, and monetization. In this informative session, Drs. Brown & Sanders Thompson present an overview of the Henrietta Lacks story and precision medicine, and moderate discussion around community perspectives of key ethical issues.

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