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New York Times, April 21, 2017
Holly Fernandez Lynch (Executive Director) and Steven Joffe

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Biospecimens are essential to medical progress, but just medical waste to patients. Let's promote the science.

From the op-ed:

Many aspects of Ms. Lacks’s story reflect genuine injustice: the racism that characterized the health care system of her day; the suffering of her young family after her death; their own lack of access to health care. But should we be outraged by what happened to her cells, and could happen to our own?

Actually, no.

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