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Henrietta Lacks wins recognition for cell lines

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

BBC: The family of a US woman whose cells revolutionized medical research have been granted a say over how they are used.

Henrietta Lacks, a poor black woman from Maryland, had cells removed from her by doctors when she was being treated for terminal cancer in 1951.

 

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