Immortal Cells Turn 96

The world has a lot to thank Henrietta Lacks for, and yet many do not know what she has contributed. From helping to create the polio vaccine to the study of radiation, Henrietta and her HeLa cells have changed the world.

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Images: HeLa Cells: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HeLa-I.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:HeLa_Cells_Image_3709-PH.jpg

Johns Hopkins Hospital: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Johns_Hopkins_Hospital.jpg

Rhesus Monkey: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Macaca_mulatta_in_Guiyang.jpg

Jonas Salk: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Dr_Jonas_Edward_Salk,_creator_of_Salk_polio_vaccine,_at_Copenhagen_Airport.jpg

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