HeLa publication brews bioethical storm

  title={HeLa publication brews bioethical storm},
  author={Ewen Callaway},
Genome of controversial cell line no longer public, but another sequence is in the works. 
Policy Uncertainty, Sequencing, and Cell Lines
The circumstances surrounding the creation of the HeLa cell line are now well known and the best-selling book by Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, detailed both the creations and the associated ethical and social controversies. Expand
Ethics and Patents in Stem Cell Research
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How Much Does GenoGuard Really "Guard"?: An Empirical Analysis of Long-Term Security for Genomic Data
Overall, it is found that, if the adversary has access to side information in the form of partial information from the target sequence, the use of GenoGuard does appreciably increase her power in determining the rest of the sequence. Expand
Informed consent for biobanking: consensus-based guidelines for adequate comprehension
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Broadening the Science of Broadening Participation in STEM Through Critical Mixed Methodologies and Intersectionality Frameworks
If we wish to see our STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) broadening participation efforts affect change, we must also critically reflect upon and broaden our scientificExpand


The NIH Stem Cell Registry: an absence of gamete donor consent.
The URL for data presented herein is as follows:NIH Guidelines for Human Stem Cell Research, http://stemcells.nih.gov/policy/2009guidelines.
Identifying Personal Genomes by Surname Inference
It is reported that surnames can be recovered from personal genomes by profiling short tandem repeats on the Y chromosome (Y-STRs) and querying recreational genetic genealogy databases and it is shown that a combination of a surname with other types of metadata, such as age and state, can be used to triangulate the identity of the target. Expand
An Aboriginal Australian Genome Reveals Separate Human Dispersals into Asia
It is shown that Aboriginal Australians are descendants of an early human dispersal into eastern Asia, possibly 62,000 to 75,000 years ago, which is separate from the one that gave rise to modern Asians 25, thousands of years ago. Expand