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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By | February 16, 2017

Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.

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Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie

By | May 3, 2016

She will also be an executive producer on the HBO Films project, which is based on a 2010 book about the life of Henrietta Lacks.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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Seeded by Weeds

By | May 1, 2015

More than 50 years after cross-contamination of cultured cell lines was recognized, the problem continues to plague the scientific community.

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Caught on Camera

By | May 1, 2014

Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com

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Governing Science

By | December 31, 2013

How the US government impacted life science research in 2013

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Consent at Last

By | September 18, 2013

A working group including members of the Lacks family approves the first projects to use the HeLa genome.

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Week in Review: August 5–9

By | August 9, 2013

Flu researchers propose H7N9 studies; NIH makes deal to share HeLa genome; herbal “remedies” can cause cancer; scientists record grid cell activity in humans

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Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal

By | August 7, 2013

Officials at the government agency hammer out an agreement with the Lacks family to provide restricted access to genomes of their relative’s unwittingly donated cells.

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Privacy and the HeLa Genome

By | March 26, 2013

European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.

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