body. Scientific research was used plenty of times to cure many of illness, such as, one of the new research tools scientists used is cell research. Through cell research, new knowledge specify made it easier to understand these diseases as well. Overall, there are many more benefits from cell research than consequences. There are benefits; there are also consequences of cell research which was stated before. Cell research is a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research (Nature.com).
the story, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, we learn of a family’s hardship through dealing with the loss of a loved one. It is a captivating view into a world that is filled with grief, but with this heartbreak comes groundbreaking scientific development that offers tremendous potential benefits for millions of others. The case of Henrietta Lacks is one of the most popular and interesting scientific cases in recent history for many different reasons. Henrietta Lacks was a mother
experience a disproportionate level of preventable disease, death and disability (. http://www.cdc.gov/minorityhealth/populations/remp.html ). Quality medical care is something that every person no matter what race they are should have access to. Research shows that there are great inequities in medical care due to one’s race. This has been a problem throughout history and it continues to today in the overall quality of medical care that minorities receive. In the past however, in addition to poor
informed consent or being compensated for your part in a movement that transmogrified the landscape of the medical world. Though one could ponder the ethical quandary delineated in such a hypothetical situation, this very event has already transpired. Henrietta Lacks, an impoverished African-American woman who suffered from cervical cancer, died in 1951 and was the unknowing seed, or in this case cell, that germinated the very tangible billion dollar medical industry created by her cell line. Dubbed “HeLa
Background of Story The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a true story of a poor, Southern African-American tobacco farmer who died in 1951 at the very young age of 31 years old from cervical cancer. Little did she know that cells harvested from her tumor, which were obtained without her consent have lived on and on and became one of the most important tools in medicine today. Despite Henrietta’s story being full of legal and ethical issues, the story was one filled with success and anguish
We have known the amazing benefits of human tissue in medical research. These cells have helped with some of the most important advances in the sciences. They are used to develop vaccines for rabies, smallpox, and measles or used for radiation, drugs, cosmetics and viruses research which launched a million dollar industry [ Skloot, 316]. They have been used to find the cure for multibillion people, including most of us today. However, not that many people know where are these tissues come from or
experiment affected medical history because it helped lead to the creation of the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical an... ... middle of paper ... ...ocaust Memorial Council, n.d. Web. . Skloot, Rebecca. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2011. Print. Sterling, Robin L. "Genetic Research among the Havasupai—A Cautionary Tale." Virtual Mentor. American Medical Association, Feb. 2011. Web. 08 Jan. 2014. . USA. U.S. Department