The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer, yet her cells--taken without her knowledge--became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been de... Full description
Lacks, Henrietta, > 1920-1951 > Health.
African American women > History.
Human experimentation in medicine > United States > History.
Cancer > Patients > Biography.