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In memory of Henrietta Lacks on her 100th birthday, #NIH ’s @NIHDirector  & @CWolinetzNIH  author a @JAMA_current  Viewpoint calling on the scientific community to bolster the current biospecimen consent policy to protect future research participants.

In @JAMA_current  Viewpoint, @CWolinetzNIH  & I remember Henrietta Lacks on what would have been her 100th birthday, & call again on the science community to take action towards seeking consent from research participants for use of their biospecimens. #NIH 

The US biomedical research community should do more than simply acknowledge that what happened to Henrietta Lacks and her family was regrettable

"Why all of medicine should be paying reparations to Henrietta Lacks" by cc : “If this is r @OliviaGoldhillpara @HankGreelyLSJUti @ArthurCaplanns  for past racist and class abuse it isn’t even a drop in the bucket. Pure symbolism & nothing more.”

All of medicine should be paying reparations to Henrietta Lacks

6/ Other labs including HHMI are beginning to give––even small symbolic amounts. Henrietta Lacks would have been 100 years old this week....

5/ Now two entities that benefited are giving back. Lux family Board member––Mara Aspinall (who serves with me on BoD of @StrateosLab  ) is on the BoD of Abcam. They are now donating to the Henrietta Lacks Foundation to support STEM scholarships for her descendants...

2/ At Lux we have an entire grafiti wall hand-painted by an indigineous artist friend (Jorael) dedicated to symbolic rebels of science–– Henrietta Lacks lives in the middle above the letters “HeLa” ––the name of the cell line taken from her cervical cancer @ age 31––with 5 kids

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This past weekend was the #HELA100  Centennial CELLebration in honor of Henrietta Lacks' incontestable impact. Visit to join the Lacks family to learn more and honor her legacy.

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Decades ago, scientists took a Black woman’s cells without her consent, generating valuable research for labs and companies but nothing for her family. Now, two entities that benefited from Henrietta Lacks’s cells say they will give back.

In honor of Women's History Month, we give a shout-out to Henrietta Lacks, whose "immortal" cells have revolutionized modern medicine.

HeLa, the cell line named for Henrietta Lacks, has been at the core of treatments for ailments like hemophilia, herpes, influenza and leukemia

John Hopkins University will name a new research center after Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose body was used for science in 1951 without her consent or credit

I want everyone to know the impact Henrietta Lacks has made on the world. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, April 22 on .

Johns Hopkins announces it will name a new multidisciplinary building on its medical and #research  campus for Henrietta Lacks.

Henrietta Lacks never traveled farther than Baltimore from her family home in southern Virginia, but her cells have traveled around the earth and far above it, too

Here are 5 astounding facts about Henrietta Lacks and her “immortal” cells.

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Here are 5 astounding facts about Henrietta Lacks and her “immortal” cells.

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Henrietta Lacks died black and poor in 1951. Her cells were stolen. Billions were made. None for her family, though.

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