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Henrietta Lacks: The real life "Girl with all the Gifts"

Thoth_MosheThoth_Moshe Member UncommonPosts: 240
Watched the zombie movie I heard of from another thread and the character in a way reminded me of her

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henrietta_Lacks

http://rebeccaskloot.com/the-immortal-life/

"Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—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."
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