Thursday, February 12, 2009

Anthropologist Exposes Organ Trafficking

Nancy Scheper-Hughes’ research on global organ trafficking was highlighted in a story by Newsweek recently. Hughes acknowledges that her methods, which include misleading some research subjects, bump up against the association’s ethics code. Her research has, however, helped generate awareness about the black market organ trade and the extent to which some US hospitals are complicit in this trade. If you have thoughts on this subject, please leave a comment below.

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