After getting out of jail, Zakariyya Rahman participates in a number of research studies in exchange for monetary compensation. Research the laws and the ethical debate over offering payment in exchange for participation in scientific studies, or for the donation of blood, eggs, sperm, or other biological materials. Do people have a right to “sell” their body, tissues, or organs if they wish? What ethical dilemmas could result from financially compensating “donors” and research participants? At what point could compensation become coercive?

by Jasmine Wright 12/13/2011