The life and death of Henrietta Lacks

The life and death of Henrietta Lacks is a cautionary tale that reflects the inherent contradiction between the stated purpose of medical research to provide benefit to human kind and the reality of blatant profiteering in the name of advancement of science. The tragedy of the Henrietta Lacks saga should remind us all, especially those in the medical profession, that we have a responsibility to protect those we serve. Several ethical issues arise in this book: identify at least two ethical issues that arise in the Henrietta Lacks case. What could have been done differently? Within the report cite at least 3 current (last five years) peer-reviewed research articles that focus on the ethical issues you address.