In Focus: Science: How drug firms made millions from the death of one woman: Henrietta Lacks lies in an unmarked grave, but her tissues have transformed the fight against disease. Robin McKie reports on the remarkable story of ethics, medicine and money, now the subject of a bestselling book
McKie, Robin. "In Focus: Science: How Drug Firms made Millions from the Death of One Woman: Henrietta Lacks Lies in an Unmarked Grave, but Her Tissues have Transformed the Fight Against Disease. Robin McKie Reports on the Remarkable Story of Ethics, Medicine and Money, Now the Subject of a Bestselling Book." The Observer: 20. Apr 04 2010. ProQuest. Web. 16 Feb. 2015.
Now that the NIH has reached an agreement with Henrietta Lacks' family concerning the use of the HeLa cell line, what lessons can we learn about informed consent and the unforeseen use of biological samples?
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So much has been written about Rebecca Skloot’s The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks that it is difficult to offer fresh insight on this “science book” that has had a remarkable run on the New York Times best-seller lists. Yet it is worth examining how Skloot’s telling of Henrietta’s story illustrates, and provides an excellent opportunity to teach, feminist approaches in bioethics. This is especially true since research ethics is an arena in which feminist insights have played a less explicit role than in other bioethical domains.
Lisa S. Parker. "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Feminist Themes, and Research Ethics." International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics 5.1 (2012): 159-165. Project MUSE. Web. 29 Oct. 2013. .
Features an interview conducted with Henrietta Lacks' daughter, Deborah Lacks-Pullum, more than 40 years after Henrietta's death. It describes the measures taken by the family to gain recognition for her contribution to science and medicine.