Research

Gene Scientists' Quest for Cadaver Tissue Faces Ethical Hurdles

Ryan Brandenberg

Laura Siminoff, dean of Temple U.’s College of Public Health: “These families are going through an awful lot. … So the goal is to give them 
critical pieces of information in such a way that will ensure that their knowledge and recall are as high as possible.”
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It’s one of the toughest conversations imaginable: approaching a grieving family in a hospital and asking for permission to take dozens of tissues for research from a loved one who has died unexpectedly.

During the last five years, that has been...

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