Karen J. Maschke, research scholar at The Hastings Center, discusses why what's legal isn't always what's ethical when it comes to using biospecimens in research.
She discusses the cases of "HeLa" cells and a recent controversy in Texas over newborn screening samples.
Karen J. Maschke
Karen J. Maschke has a Ph.D. in political science from Johns Hopkins University and a master's degree in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University. Prior to her work in bioethics she taught political science and criminal justice at Oakland University in Michigan and the University of Georgia.
Dr. Maschke has published in a variety of areas, including research ethics, legal and constitutional policy, and criminal justice.