Q&A: Are Immortal Human Cells From Henrietta Lacks Real?

Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. The cell line is derived from cervical cancer cells taken on February 8, 1951, from Henrietta Lacks, a 31-year-old African-American mother of five, who died of cancer.

Source:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/henrietta-lacks-immortal-cells-6421299/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HeLa


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