DNA-Testing Grant Sparks Ethics Debate


The spirit of Henrietta Lacks entered the cafetorium of Celentano Biotech, Health, and Medical Magnet School Monday evening as the Board of Ed contemplated if it should accept a grant connected to the genetic testing of students.

During its regular monthly meeting, the board debated whether to accept a $607,399.68 grant from the Yale University School of Medicine.

Board members voted unanimously to table the action, after a quick but intense debate about the historical wrongs committed against minorities by powerful institutions like prestigious universities and the government in the name of scientific research.

The spirit of Lacks arrived and…

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