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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

World Health Organization Press Release: Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus honoured the late Henrietta Lacks with a WHO Director-General's award, recognizing the world-changing legacy of this Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, 70 years ago, on 4 October, 1951. While she sought treatment, researchers took biopsies from Mrs Lacks' body without her knowledge or consent. Her cells became the first "immortal" cell line, and have allowed for incalculable scientific breakthroughs such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, the polio vaccine, drugs for HIV and cancers, and most recently, critical COVID-19 research.



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Can we start another line with a volunteers knowledge and consent?

Dead people should be allowed to fully die.

#1 | Posted by Tor at 2021-10-13 11:02 PM | Reply

Can we start another line with a volunteers knowledge and consent?

There are a few already available :)

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2021-10-14 11:04 AM | Reply

Just be careful not to get them mixed up like Igor and use Abby...someone.

#3 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-10-14 08:15 PM | Reply

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