Skloot Moral And Ethical Issues

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Another moral and ethical issue brought on by the doctors of John Hopkins was when they retrieved tissue from Henrietta’s cervix without consent. Tissue that was later cultured and became the miraculous HeLa cells. Neither Henrietta nor her family gave their written or verbal consent for her cells to be used in Dr. Gey’s research. Later in the book, Skloot introduces her readers to a similar case of a man named John Moore. Moore also had tissue stolen from his body without consent that was later developed into a successful cell line. Moore filled suit for his share of the profits but the California Supreme Court rejected his suit. The reasoning being that once tissues are removed from your body, with or without consent, they are out of a patient’s
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