you go girl

Justice for Henrietta Lacks..

62 years ago a  young African American woman had cancer.  She died from that cancer, but researchers discovered that her DNA made it possible for her cells to be reliably reproduced — and they ended up using her cells worldwide to further medical research.

Until someone started digging into the story, the origins of the “HeLo” cell line were lost — Now her family has a say in how those cells will be used in the future.



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August 8, 2013 · 1:40 pm

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