1. Introduction to Oaths and CodesHippocratic OathHippocratic Oath, Modern versionMajor Codes from Then and NowNuremberg CodeNursing Code of EthicsOath and Prayer of MaimonidesPatient's Bill of RightsResearch on AnimalsResearch on Human Beings
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Progress for the Lacks Family

In August 2013, another chapter was added to the story of Henrietta Lacks and the use of her remarkable cells. 

The story was told in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), by Rebecca Skloot.


Recent News

Can Human Genes Be Patented?

On April 15, 2013, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments for and against patenting human genes. The Court heard arguments about only the first question: "are human genes patentable?"


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