HeLa cells

August 12, 2013
Henrietta Lacks

Family of Henrietta Lacks, Unwitting Source of HeLa Cells, To Get Some Control Over Genome

August 12, 2013 - Segment 2 - Last week NIH announced an agreement with the family of Henrietta Lacks - whose cells were collected and used for research, without her knowledge or permission, by Johns Hopkins University over 50 years ago - that will finally give them recognition and some degree of control over how the genome of these important cells is used.