Tag Archive: cell culture

Sep 13 2016

Patients as Partners and the Legacy of Henrietta Lacks: A Q&A with David Lacks

Henrietta Lacks, a poor black tobacco farmer and loving mother of four children, was an unsung hero for too long. After her doctor collected cells from her cervical cancer tumor in 1951, Henrietta unwittingly had an integral role in the transformation of biomedical research over that past six decades.

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