10 M3 - Inquiry-Based Research and Finding Evidence to Establish a Position

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A Court Allows Payment for Bone Marrow. Should People be Able to Sell Their Parts?

Article by Alice Park from July 2012 describing a U.S. court decision allowing people to sell their bone marrow to people in need.

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Body of Research—Ownership and Use of Human Tissue

Article from the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published in October 2006.

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Do We Own Our Bodily Tissues?

An opinion piece from Voices of San Diego, a member-based news organization, written by Margaret Ng Thow Hing and published in April 2012.

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Human Tissue For Sale: What are the Costs?

Article from the Western Journal of Medicine published in November of 2000.

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My Body, My Property

Article from the Chicago Tribune published in June 2013.

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Paying Patients for Their Tissue: The Legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Article originally published in Science on July 6, 2012.


The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells, taken without her knowledge, become one of the most important tools in medicine. The first immortal human cells grown in culture,...

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Tissue Banks Trigger Worry About Ownership Issues

Article from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) published in September 2006.

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