How Henrietta Lacks Saved Modern Medicine with Her ‘Immortal’ Cells

Posted on Nov 10, 2016

Few people nowadays know who Henrietta Lacks is. And that's a shame because the history books should've taught us better! It's time for you to meet a woman without whose cells modern chemotherapy would be impossible.

1. Henrietta Lacks Was Once a Member of a Poor Farming Family from Virginia

Henrietta Lacks Was Once a Member of a Poor Farming Family from Virginia
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Today, in the modern medicine world, she is known as the original donor of HeLa cells who helped researchers make progress in fighting cancer.
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