The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks – Robin Bulleri


Imagine something small enough to float on a particle of dust that holds the keys to understanding cancer, virology, and genetics. Luckily for us, such a thing exists in the form of trillions upon trillions of human, lab-grown cells called HeLa. But where did we get these cells? Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. Lesson by Robin Bulleri, animation by Brandon Denmark.

 

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3 Responses to The immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks – Robin Bulleri

  1. Hm, the cells are still cancer cells though …
    I wonder what they did about the unethical thing of people building careers and making a lot of money of something that didn’t belong to them.

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