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dc.contributor.editorDarby, Alexisen_US
dc.creatorNott, Rohini
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-09T19:11:29Z
dc.date.available2020-10-09T19:11:29Z
dc.date.created2020-10-09
dc.identifier.urihttps://hpsrepository.asu.edu/handle/10776/13172
dc.description.abstractHenrietta Lacks, born Loretta Pleasant, had terminal cervical cancer in 1951, and was diagnosed at The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where researchers collected and stored her cancer cells. Those cells went on to become the first immortal human cell line, which the researchers named HeLa. An immortal cell line is an atypical cluster of cells that continuously multiply on their own outside of the organism from which they came, often due to a mutation. Lacks’s cancer cells enabled scientists to study human cells outside of the human body, though that was controversial since she did not voluntarily donate her cells for such research. Science writer Rebecca Skloot chronicled Lacks’s life in her book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, which became a movie in 2017. Lacks’s HeLa cell line has contributed to numerous biomedical research advancements and discoveries and her story has prompted legal and ethical debates over the rights that an individual has to their genetic material and tissue.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshBlack History Monthen_US
dc.subject.lcshWomen in medicine--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshMedicine--United States--Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBioethicsen_US
dc.subject.lcshBioethics--United Statesen_US
dc.subject.lcshHeLa cellsen_US
dc.subject.lcshCervical canceren_US
dc.subject.meshHeLa Cellsen_US
dc.subject.meshCell Lineen_US
dc.subject.meshVirus Cultivationen_US
dc.subject.meshDrug Evaluation, Preclinicalen_US
dc.subject.meshCancer of the Cervixen_US
dc.titleHenrietta Lacks (1920–1951)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.embryoEthicsen_US
dc.subject.tagHeLa Cellsen_US
dc.subject.tagimmortal cell lineen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US


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