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PODCAST: INFORMED CONSENT's Deborah Zoe Laufer Discusses Murky Line Between Science and Faith

Deborah Zoe Laufer's INFORMED CONSENT, now playing at The Duke on 42nd Street, is based on a true event that brought the issue of science vs. faith into the headlines.

Members of the Native American Havasupai tribe sued researchers from Arizona State University after blood samples they allowed to be used for a study on diabetes were also used for unauthorized studies that supported conclusions that conflicted with the Havasupai's beliefs.

In this fascinating podcast for Science Friday, Laufer discusses the murky line between scientific research and respecting a subject's faith.

Click here to listen to the podcast.

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project present Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (END DAYS, LEVELING UP) and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (APPROPRIATE, THE GOOD NEGRO). The limited engagement began performances on, August 4, and continues through September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.

Photo of DeLanna Studi and Tina Benko in INFORMED CONSENT by James Leynse.

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