Honoring Henrietta Lacks

February 02, 2018
Even after a best-selling book and countless articles, few of us know the name Henrietta Lacks — but we should.Henrietta LacksThe young African American mother of five, who died in...
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Breast Cancer Research Goes Online

March 22, 2012
Clinical trials are often conducted at major hospitals and medical centers.    As you can imagine, it can be expensive to use hospital resources and take a large amount of...
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Genetic Research Lags for African Americans

February 23, 2012
Although there has been a recent boom in DNA research, little is known about the connection between DNA and disease in African Americans. Since discoveries made in one population aren’t always applicable to other ancestral groups, it is important to carry out additional research. Bridging the gap in research is particularly important for diseases that affect African Americans more than the rest of the population.
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation In Tumor Suppressor May Predict Worse Outcome for African American Colorectal Cancer Patients

April 01, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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The Story of Henrietta Lacks: A Lesson in Biology and Ethics

January 30, 2009
Editor’s note: We posted this a couple of years ago, but in light on the historic agreement between the family of Henrietta Lacks and National Institutes of Health, we thought...
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