As pointed out by another Twitter user, this isn't just a future crime. It's a scenario that's been going on for decades. In 1951, doctors removed cancer cells from the uterus of Henrietta Lacks, and those cells are still reproducing to this day. They've been used in all sorts of science experiments, often without the permission of Lacks' family. The controversy is the subject of The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, a book by Popular Science contributing editor Rebecca Skloot. In 2013, the National Institutes of Health finally reached an understanding with Lacks' family. Now two members from the Lacks family form part of a six-person group that reviews new research based on the Lacks' genome.