After the genome of HeLa cancer cell line was published earlier this month, researchers like Jonathan Eisen at The Tree of Life noticed that the Lacks family did not appear to give its consent to have the genome published. This, adds Peter Lipson at Forbes, is a "double ethical lapse."
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