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Mrs. Henrietta Lacks' Legacy: Impact on Recent Research

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Published on Mar 8, 2011

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became one of the most important tools in medicine.

In this eight-minute video, Hayley Warren, a sophomore at The Field School in Washington, D.C., presents a paper she wrote detailing the impact of HeLa cells on recent medical research.

Related Links:

About Henrietta Lacks
http://www.umm.edu/hela/henrietta_lac...

Henrietta Lacks' Legacy to Medical Research -- Why Now?
http://www.umm.edu/hela/legacy.htm

Rebecca Skloot and the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
http://www.umm.edu/hela/rebecca_skloo...

UMMC Department of Pastoral Care Services
http://www.umm.edu/pastoral_care/

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