The Texas plaintiffs in a lawsuit over their state’s practice of storing newborn blood samples for disease research without parental consent inspired this headline from CNN: “The government has your baby’s DNA.”

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Focus On: Tube Feeding

March 25, 2010

For nursing home residents with advanced dementia, discussing the procedure “upstream” could lead to more rational decision-making when time comes

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Focus On: HeLa cells

February 18, 2010

In 1950s America, obtaining tissue samples without consent from patients undergoing cervical cancer treatment was standard practice: The procedure was carried out hundreds of times every year.

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