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Program centers on bioethic legacy of Henrietta Lacks

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art hosts “The Heart of Bioethics: A Conversation about the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4.

Henrietta’s cells were taken from her without her knowledge or permission. Neither she nor her family realized any gain from the sale of her cells though others did. Do patients face the same situation today? The ethical issues of Henrietta Lacks will be explored in this conversation featuring one of the nation’s leading bioethicists, Dr. Howard Brody and UW bioethics researcher Susan Brown Trinidad.

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