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Henrietta Lacks and Her Remarkable Cells Will Finally See Some Payback


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Henrietta Lacks and Her Remarkable Cells Will Finally See Some Payback

In 1951, scientists took a Black woman’s cancer cells without her consent. The cells of Henrietta Lacks proved invaluable for research, and labs and companies gained financially from using them for decades, with nothing for her or her family. Now, two entities that benefited say they are giving back. Abcam PLC, a 1,400-person life-sciences…

In 1951, scientists took a Black woman’s cancer cells without her consent. The cells of Henrietta Lacks proved invaluable for research, and labs and companies gained financially from using them for decades, with nothing for her or her family.

Now, two entities that benefited say they are giving back.

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