Day: February 28, 2020

Black History Month Pathfinder Profile: Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was an African-American woman whose cancer cells were used to create the HeLa cell line. The HeLa cell line is the first immortalized human cell line and one of the most important cell lines in medical research. In 1951, Henrietta Lacks visited Johns Hopkins University to figure out the source of her vaginal…

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