Descendants of Henrietta Lacks Seek Justice for Use of “Immortal Cells”
S. E. Williams | As a 31-year-old Black woman lay dying of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at today’s highly acclaimed Johns Hopkins Hospital, took what would become known as the “immortal cells” from a young mother named Henrietta Lacks. The cells were labeled “immortal cells” because of their unique properties. While most cells died […]
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