Henrietta Lacks was an African American woman who died from cervical cancer in 1951. Without her knowledge, doctors took cells from her tumor and used them to create the first immortal human cell line. These cells, known as HeLa cells, have been used in medical research for decades.
Henrietta Lacks was a woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951. Cells from her tumor were taken without her permission and used for medical research. These cells, called HeLa cells, have been used in countless medical breakthroughs.