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Social Utility Method of Allocation
a method of determining the allocation of organs by giving them to people who will benefit the most
United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS)
the legal entity in the United States responsible for allocating organs for transplantation
National Organ Transplant Law of 1984
federal law that forbids the sale of organs in interstate commerce
the administration of a lethal agent by another person to a patient for the purpose of relieving intolerable and incurable suffering
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
a hospital or university board of members who oversee any human research in that facility
a research design in which neither the experimenter nor the patient knows who is getting the research treatment
Human Genome Project
a research program funded by the federal government to "map" and sequence the total number of genes within the 23 pairs, or 46 chromosomes
the replacement of a defective or malfunctioning gene by splicing or connecting onto the DNA of body cells to control production of a particular substance
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