Science repays its immense debt to the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks

Thousands of scientists have investigated the cells that were removed from Henrietta Lacks without her consent. In 1951, Henrietta Lacks, a young African-American mother of five worriedly visited the Hospital Johns Hopkins de Baltimore en Maryland. Henrietta suffered from abnormal vaginal bleeding. Upon examination, the dire assumptions solidified in the diagnosis of the eminent gynecologist … Read more