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 4 key ethical issues surrounding precision medicine and biomedical research: consent, privacy, monetization, and community mistreatment. In this informative session, Dr. Angela Brown & Dr. Vetta Sanders Thompson present an overview of the Henrietta Lacks story and precision medicine, and moderate discussion around community perspectives of key ethical issues—what’s okay, what’s not okay, and what messages do health care providers, researchers, and genetic testing businesses need to hear? Register to attend. [formidable id=”320″]
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