A Family Consents to a Medical Gift, 62 Years Later – New York Times (blog)



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A Family Consents to a Medical Gift, 62 Years Later
New York Times (blog)
Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her tumor cells. They later discovered that the cells could thrive in a lab, a feat no human cells had achieved 
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