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    June 27, 2010

    PBS Religion & Ethics Newsweekly Features The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks & Rebecca Skloot

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    PBS just aired a great segment on religion, ethics, and tissue research — it examines informed consent, who should profit from cells and tissues, and the stories of Henrietta Lacks and the Havasupai tribe. It includes interviews with Rebecca Skloot & other experts, as well as footage of the Havasupai tribe reclaiming their tissue samples, which were used in research without consent. Click here to watch the segment online now.

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