NIH, Lacks family reach understanding to share genomic data of HeLa cells

by jeeg 8. August 2013 23:39
The National Institutes of Health today announced in Nature that it has reached an understanding with the family of the late Henrietta Lacks to allow biomedical researchers controlled access to the whole genome data of cells derived from her tumor, commonly known as HeLa cells. These cells have ... [More]

Biological-material laws need refining

by jeeg 4. March 2013 21:28
It seems like the simplest thing in the world: your cells, tissues and fluids should belong to you. After all, your body belongs to you, doesn't it? It's not that simple. In fact, this question is at the heart of decades' worth of biomedical research. Though we've come a long way from th... [More]
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