Henrietta Lacks Finally Recognised as the Source of Hela Cell Line.

In 1951 a 31 year old mother of 5 died of a very aggressive form of ovarian cancer.  The cells of this cancer where cultured without the womans knowledge or concent, and have been the basis of many medical breakthroughs  prolonging  the lives of many. Finally, Henrietta Lacks is recieving the recognition she deserves. The Guardian has more.

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