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Family of Henrietta Lacks Reach Settlement, Gains Control Over HeLa Cell Research

Family of Henrietta Lacks Reach Settlement, Gains Control Over HeLa Cell Research

Henrietta Lacks/HeLa Cells. (Her cells were take without permission or knowledge and used to develop many cures known to man today. Family sued and got a settlement)

Henrietta Lacks (HeLa). If you don't know who she is, you should. She's already changed your life.

Henrietta Lacks (HeLa). If you don't know who she is, you should. She's already changed your life.

The wonderful Henrietta Lacks  When I saw this I immediately thought of my younger sister who will be starting Medical School in the Fall!!!! Thanks for paving the way Ms Lacks!

The wonderful Henrietta Lacks When I saw this I immediately thought of my younger sister who will be starting Medical School in the Fall!!!! Thanks for paving the way Ms Lacks!

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance."

"The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks -- A poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951 and now called HeLa cells—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance."

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.

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.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - "Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same."

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - "Doctors took her cells without asking. Those cells never died. They launched a medical revolution and a multimillion-dollar industry. More than twenty years later, her children found out. Their lives would never be the same."

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

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

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot - Story of a woman whose cells lived on long after she passed away.  Oh wow, this was so good! Especially if you were a biology/medical/nursing student. It brings up a LOT of important questions!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot - Story of a woman whose cells lived on long after she passed away. Oh wow, this was so good! Especially if you were a biology/medical/nursing student. It brings up a LOT of important questions!

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