HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
This could account for some reproducibility problems in cell line research, according to the authors of a comprehensive analysis of HeLa variants.
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype

This could account for some reproducibility problems in cell line research, according to the authors of a comprehensive analysis of HeLa variants.

This could account for some reproducibility problems in cell line research, according to the authors of a comprehensive analysis of HeLa variants.

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Scientists Raise Concerns About Revisions to Human Research Regulations
Scientists Raise Concerns About Revisions to Human Research Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 19, 2019
Authors of a new paper take issue with revisions to regulations on biospecimen research enacted last month, and argue that cell lines should be treated differently from other biospecimens.
Image of the Day: First Contact
Image of the Day: First Contact
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
Cryo-electron tomography reveals how Salmonella sets up physical interactions with host cells.
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
Image of the Day: Henrietta Lacks
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.
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Papers Based on Misidentified Cell Lines Top 32,000
Kerry Grens | Oct 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.
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.
Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie
Oprah to Star in Henrietta Lacks Movie
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.
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.
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.
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2014
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