#37 Your Cells. Their Research. Your Permission?

#37 Your Cells. Their Research. Your Permission?

LEANDRO CASTELAO

LEANDRO CASTELAO

Rebecca Skloot, best-selling author, has published an article, "Your Cells. Their Research. Your Permission?", in it she urges the public to voice their opinions whether permission should be required by scientists to use people's cells for research. She poses the following questions for the public to comment on on a government website, but do it fast because it closes January 6th, 2016.  

“Should scientists have to ask permission to use all leftover clinical samples? Would you say yes? Is broad general consent enough, or do you want options for more control? Why? Should this apply to both tissues and genetic information, anonymous or not? And what if this slowed scientific progress?”

Need more information to form your opinion? Check out this one page summary and videos from the Department of Health and Human Services. 

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