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for many years, scientists were utilizing "HeLa" cells in organic examine, from constructing the polio vaccine and learning the character of melanoma to staring at how human biology behaves in outer area. This well-known telephone line begun as a pattern taken from a bad African American mom of 5 named Henrietta Lacks.
A melanoma sufferer, Henrietta Lacks went via scientific checking out yet by no means gave consent for using her cells. She died of cervical melanoma in 1951, with out ever realizing that the samples have been meant for large scientific research.
This precis of the number one New York Times bestseller by way of Rebecca Skloot tells Henrietta's tale and divulges what occurred whilst her kinfolk discovered that her cells have been being acquired and offered in labs round the world.
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