Laks Vs Lacks

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Furthermore the issue of consent comes up as an argument, unfortunately there was not any law to ask for permission in seeking to harvest tissue or organ samples. David Lacks himself even signed at the rights for an autopsy on Mrs. Lack’s corpse, “so eventually Day agreed and signed an autopsy permission form.” (Pg. 90). After that moment the doctors were free to as they please and how they see fit with the genetic material of Mrs. Lacks. Let’s add to fact during the era genetic material was not considered property and there were no rules in prohibiting taking it, a response by John Hopkins on this stated “It’s important to note that at the time the cells were taken from Mrs. Lacks’ tissue, the practice of obtaining informed consent from cell

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