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Author Topic: Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait (NPR)  (Read 47 times)

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The National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., has unveiled a painting of Lacks, whose cells have been used — without her consent — to find medical breakthroughs in the decades since her death.
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/15/611389741/henrietta-lacks-lasting-impact-detailed-in-new-portrait
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Re: Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait (NPR)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2018, 02:40:58 PM »
"As invaluable as HeLa cells are to biomedical progress, Lacks’s story also raises questions about privacy, consent, and inequality in medicine."
https://daily.jstor.org/henrietta-lacks-immortalized/
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