The US biomedical research community should do more than simply acknowledge that what happened to Henrietta Lacks and her family was regrettable
Genetic privacy: We must learn from the story of 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....
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
HeLa, the cell line named for Henrietta Lacks, has been at the core of treatments for ailments like hemophilia, herpes, influenza and leukemia
Henrietta Lacks died black and poor in 1951. Her cells were stolen. Billions were made. None for her family, though.