First Post! 05/17/2010
 
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Bharat Chandar

Wed, 02 Jun 2010 19:41:17

My name is Bharat Chandar and I am in tenth grade. I wrote a research paper on the history of unethical research for my final project.
Reading this book and researching examples of unethical research increased my awareness of the issues surrounding bioethics.I did not realize that as late as the 1970's scientists were regularly commiting such injustices in the name of science. I had never heard of Henrietta Lacks until reading this book. Her story is thought-provoking and should be known.

 

James Callado

Thu, 03 Jun 2010 14:31:59

I am James Callado and I am a sophomore at Miami Country Day School. I worked with Josh Robins to explore new web mediums to create awareness on our studies and projects. Later, we also tried to connect our internet campaign by connecting it with other internet projects and creating awareness on Henrietta Lacks around school.
Overall, the book was very interesting and opened my eyes to a very important person in science history. I also became aware of the numerous ethical and moral issues surrounding scientific research and cells through this informative book. However, I still disagree with certain opinions of my classmates, but I now realize that without Henrietta Lacks, our world might not be where it is today. Henrietta Lacks does deserve to have her name known to the world and her memory should not die.

 

Ian Gonzalez

Fri, 04 Jun 2010 18:15:10

I am Ian Gonzalez, a carbon based life form of the species homo sapiens living on the small planet of Earth. This book really changed my views on bioethics, a topic which I had previously given little consideraion...I did't know that cells could be taken from people an marketed without giving them compensation. It's definitely an issue which I am going to research further and keep up with, since the pace of scientific advancement ensures that it will be even more important in the years to come. This book also helped me recognize the role of Henrietta in our society and our science, another thing that I never would have known before reading it.

 



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