CRB Celebrates Henrietta Lacks

CRB Celebrates Henrietta Lacks

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Sometimes people make incredible contributions to science and society, but aren't recognized in their lifetime. Henrietta Lacks may be the biggest example of all. @CRBgrp celebrates her contributions to modern medicine. https://bit.ly/3uH9qE5 #BHM #BlackHistoryMonth #LifeSciences
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 12:35pm

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Sometimes people make incredible contributions to science and society, but aren't recognized in their lifetime. Henrietta Lacks may be the biggest example of all. 

Suffering from cervical cancer, a biopsy was analyzed and found to host the only known cells that could replicate in a lab.

Since then, her special cells have become the foundation of a wide range of important therapeutic and medical research, including how COVID-19 spreads and behaves within human cells.

Henrietta Lacks: Mother of Modern Science