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DETROIT _ Had an interesting experience during what I hope will be my last hospital visit for a while. When it was time for me to be discharged, a clerk came in to get payment for the bill and have me sign a form to consent for doctors to treat me.
I gave her my credit card, but refused to sign a machine not attached to a laminated form. Why? This sentence: I authorize the facility to retain and preserve... specimens for research, scientific, teaching purposes as well as other tests not related to my diagnosis.
If we taught Black history, you'd know why. In 1951, a young mother named #HenriettaLacks visited The Johns Hopkins Hospital complaining of vaginal bleeding. She had a large, malignant tumor on her cervix & Hopkins was one of few hospitals treating poor African-Americans.
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LE VOICI: Un peu déçu car personne n’a trouvé, malgré la subtilité de mon indice, le sujet de mon nouveau Thread. Fin de suspense, fin de partie, aujourd’hui pas d’#Energie, je vais vous parler de #HeLa #Cancer #Santé #Medecine #Recherche 1/n
Quelques indications avant de commencer, ici je vulgarise pour un large public donc forcément je fais des approximations et des raccourcis. Merci d’en tenir compte. Par contre si vous avez ajouts, corrections ou précisions je suis évidemment preneur! #IntelligenceCollective 2/n
Alors, qu’est ce que c’est donc que ça ? Déjà je vous rassure (ou vous déçoit) ce n’est pas la déesse des enfers de la mythologie nordique coiffée d’une telle manière qu’elle risque de réunir bons et mauvais chasseurs sous un même combat 3/n
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Looking for ways to bring discussions of #racism in your #science classes? Some ideas I use in class & in talks e.g. genome-wide sequencing studies, databases are skewed. Must be accounted for when extrapolating these data (e.g. personalized medicine)… 1/n
Especially when those findings are used to develop decision #algorithms otherwise #racism gets "baked in" #ArtificialIntelligence is not neutral. Healthcare outcomes reflect societal racism…
Which means that structural #racism can kill #cancer patients "Black patients with breast cancer and other malignancies face historical inequities that are ingrained but not inevitable"…
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Sería muy interesante armar el maratón de #MCU alrededor de #Avengers, pero acomodando todas las escenas de todas las películas en una sola línea temporal. No incluyo las series por que sería sumamente largo y complicado.

Abro #hilo y me explico.
Actualmente hay dos formas (bueno hay un chingo) en que puedes ver todas las películas del Universo Cinematográfico de Marvel:
1.- En el orden cronológico de lanzamiento, es decir comenzar con #IronMan (2008), hasta llegar a #AvengersEndgame (2019).
2.- Viéndolas en orden cronológico de tiempo de los eventos, es decir, comenzar con lo que sucedió primero con #CaptainAmerica: The First Avenger y terminando con #AvengersEndgame. Esto sin contar los "flashbacks" con los que comienzan algunas como #GuardiansOfTheGalaxy
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The brilliant #HeLa movie ends with this bleak image. And it’s worth thinking about what this implies in 2017: Image
1) The NIH Common Rule does allow the use of de-identified, discarded tissue. But this means something very different in 1951 and 2017.
As shown by @erlichya, @mgymrek, and others – it’s possible to re-identify discarded tissue with DNA sequencing + public genealogy databases
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