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Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks

By The Scientist Staff | May 12, 2018

A painting of the woman who was the source of HeLa cells will be on view at the National Portrait Gallery beginning May 15.

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image: Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000

Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000

By Kerry Grens | October 16, 2017

An analysis of contaminated literature finds that tens of thousands of papers used cell lines of questionable origins—and these were in turn cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers.

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image: Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation

By Kerry Grens | 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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image: Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie

Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie

By Tanya Lewis | 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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image: Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By Kerry Grens | 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 K. John Morrow Jr. | 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 The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2014

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

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Governing Science

By Abby Olena | December 31, 2013

How the US government impacted life science research in 2013

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Consent at Last

By Erin Weeks | 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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image: Week in Review: August 5–9

Week in Review: August 5–9

By Jef Akst | 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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