Many of the medical breakthroughs you read and hear about today are largely due to one relatively unknown Black woman: Henrietta Lacks. It is because of her cells that some of the most dangerous di...
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Just a few facts showing just a few of the amazing characteristics of the HeLa cell line.
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells - taken without her knowledge - became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the m
Henrietta Lacks (1920-1951) The importance of Henrietta Lacks and her contribution to science can neither be exaggerated nor appreciated enough. This woman unbeknownst to herself or her family saved millions of lives without a penny in compensation.
Rebecca Skloot Seeks to Help Henrietta Lacks’s Descendants
Rebecca Skloot uses royalties from her best seller, “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” to help the descendants of the book’s subject.
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