I presume that it would be ethically correct to provide a compensation to Henrietta Lacks descendants. I am aware that Henrietta Lacks cells enabled scientist to encounter new discoveries such as the polio vaccine and other. However, the benefits of her cells does not outweigh the fact that Lacks family deserved some sort of compensation. It would be ethically correct because the financial reward could have accommodated the needs of her family. In the article “Family of Henrietta Lacks gains some control” states, “When scientists and doctors crave the key to the genetic code that unlocked treatments and vaccines, two family members will have a seat at the table where the decisions are made” (Curtis).
It controlled both seizures, so I didn’t need to go under surgery no more. When I read this, it brought me a lot of memories and then I thought “If the surgery was the Corpus Callosotomy I would have two brains. Cool but not cool.” Of course I do not know with surgery they were thinking about because I didn’t even let them to explain it to me. I didn’t even want to hear the word surgery! I couldn’t believe it, so I decided to do an experiment on my
There has been many cases involving euthanasia or PAS, but one six-minute video sparked a global conversation about death with dignity. In the spring of 2014, 29 year old Brittany Maynard learned she had terminal brain cancer. The doctors informed her that she might live up to six months. Her story was viewed more than nine million times in the first month of October on YouTube. She recognized how unfair it was that the majority of the people living in the United States do not have access to death with dignity.
Rhetorical Analysis of "Your Mother 's Maiden Name Is Not a Secret" In Anne Diebel 's article "Your Mother 's Maiden Name Is Not a Secret" from The New York Times, she argues that websites that contain important or personal information "protected" by security questions are not secure and need to be replaced. This article was written just after several cyber attacks that happened in the previous year. Although Diebel uses many logical arguments, including statistics and examples, her argument is not effective as a whole because of a lack of solid facts with certain evidence and strong credibility. Deibel begins her article by pointing out that basic security questions have been overlooked and accepted for too long. Diebel blames attributes the blame to banks when they chose security questions to "improve their security measures for online banking" (2).
This procedure was supposedly ordered to preserve Princess Diana’s body to the best possible degree for her funeral and family; however, this procedure makes it impossible to identify the HCG hormone in the body which indicates pregnancy. Later, old bloodstains in the crashed Mercedes were tested to determine if Princess Diana was pregnant, and no HCG hormone was found discrediting the foundation of this conspiracy. Similarly, Princess Diana’s friends claim that she had been on her normal menstrual cycle which further disproved this pregnancy theory. Therefore, the possibility of The Royal Family killing off Princess Diana because she was carrying Dodi’s child was called into question by two ways of knowing: memory and reason. Her friends remembered that
Right when Louise was born, she demand to go for almost 60 tests just to make sure she is normal which she was proven to be. To this time, Louise is living a normal life. She is now 39-years- old, married and has two wonderful kids who are also normal and living an ordinary life. More than five million children were brought to life from the time when Louise was born to the present- day using the method of In Vitro Fertilization. This exceptional Medical Art has changed and affected so many people by satisfying what they have been
Fahr’s disease presenting with stroke like symptoms We present a case of 52 year old diabetic Middle Eastern female presenting with left sided body weakness, slurred speech, and imbalance. Initially suspected as a case of stroke. CT scanning showed evidence of bilateral symmetrical amorphous calcifications in the periventricular regions, basal ganglia and cerebellar hemispheres. Further MRI scanning did not reveal any signs suggestive of stroke. Laboratory testing for known causes of brain calcifications came back negative; thus the patient was diagnosed with Fahr’s disease, a condition that was diagnosed in her younger sibling two years previously.
Jane Eyre in An Alternative Universe: The Awakening of Women’s Hood. When St. John proposed to me, unlike myself in the other universe who heard Mr. Rochester’s voice calling, I received an oracle, “Jane, you shall be independent! Your purpose of life is not to be a wife of someone!” These groundbreaking but innovative words shocked me deeply. I had never place myself on a level that I am able to live a life of my own. I had been manipulated by the gentlemen’s game for too long time.
Collegiate Fellowship/Capital Scholars A character I see myself most identifying with would be Meredith Grey from the TV show Grey’s Anatomy. Throughout the show she goes through many trials and tribulations – death, depression, love life, etc. – however, she continues on with her life determined and fearlessly, desiring to achiever greatness within her professional career, as shall I. Meredith’s mother, Ellis Grey, was a prominent surgeon in her lifetime. In the television series, she treats and identifies the first G.R.I.D [(Gay-related immune deficiency) now known as AIDS] patient. Progressing from the groundbreaking research, she transgresses and creates a laparoscopic technique that treats gallbladders, thus resulting in The Grey Method known internationally within the series.
The patent allowed Myriad complete control on researching and profiting from these genes. After several years of research, Myriad created a monopoly on conducting diagnostic testing for these genes. Myriad began to charge exorbitant fees for the diagnostic tests and prevented any other clinicians from preforming the testing. This resulted in the Association for Molecular Pathology as well as several other organizations bringing Myriad to court in May 2009 on the premise that patents should not be given on human genes as they are “products of nature, common to mankind and should not be the products of commerce” (Chakrabarty 2015). Eventually the case was brought before the Supreme Court where a unanimous decision was reached that human genes cannot be patented.
She had lacked access to healthcare for most of her life because of her race, and so when she was diagnosed with cancer she ended up at Johns Hopkins Hospital, because it was one of the few hospitals on the east coast that allowed the treatment of African Americans. It was on her death bed in John Hopkins, that some cells were taken from her without her permission, which was not ethical. It was those cells that were immortalized in a culture and are now called HeLa cells. HeLa cells, while not ethically sourced have been an amazing cell culture. They have been used to develop the polio vaccine and invitro fertilization, and the cells are still being used for drug development today.
I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well. Because my grandmother was a victim to this disease me and my 5 sisters have a great chance of also getting breast cancer. My grandmother asked me to research some of the symptoms that could possible indicate that i may have breast