In partnership with Academy of Science – St Louis, Siteman Cancer Center, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and Children’s Discovery Institute
Vetta Sanders Thompson, Ph.D., E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Brown School; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis
Angela Brown, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Division; Co-Director, Center for Community Health Partnership and Research, Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Henrietta Lacks is the mother of modern medicine—a true hero to the scientific community and the millions of people whose lives have been saved by her cells. Her story, however, is also the backdrop to a set of 3 key ethical issues surrounding precision medicine: consent, privacy, and monetization. In this informative session, Drs. Brown & Sanders Thompson present an overview of the Henrietta Lacks story and precision medicine, and moderate discussion around community perspectives of key ethical issues.
FREE AND OPEN TO ALL. Registration required.
St. Louis Science Center, T-Rex Room
5050 Oakland Avenue, Lower Level
St. Louis, MO 63110