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Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Henrietta Lacks’s Family Seeks Compensation
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2017
Family members of Lacks, the donor behind the widely used HeLa cell line, are planning to sue Johns Hopkins University.
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated
Kerry Grens | Aug 31, 2016
A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
The Great Big Clean-Up
The Great Big Clean-Up
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.
Seeded by Weeds
Seeded by Weeds
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.
Know Thy Cells
Know Thy Cells
Jenny Rood | Apr 20, 2015
Nature journals will ask authors to authenticate cell lines used in manuscript submissions starting next month.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Banking on iPSCs
Banking on iPSCs
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2014
A flurry of induced pluripotent stem cell banks are coming online, but they face significant business challenges.
Banking on iPSCs
Banking on iPSCs
Kerry Grens | Jun 30, 2014
A flurry of induced pluripotent stem cell banks are coming online, but they face significant business challenges.
Virus Detected in Human Cell Line
Virus Detected in Human Cell Line
Kerry Grens | Jun 4, 2014
A line of human fetal glial cells is infected with a human polyomavirus, researchers report.