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April 24, 2017

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

  The HBO film “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” brings to light the contributions made to medicine by one lowly African American woman’s cells in 1951  – unbeknownst to her or her family. The first cells to grow outside the human body, and subsequently dubbed “HeLa” cells, hers was a contribution that has helped advance medical research, develop medications for a variety of illnesses and diseases, and launch the multi-million…