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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.
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
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.
Proceed with Caution
Mark Gerstein and Dov Greenbaum | Oct 1, 2013
While genomic data sharing is essential for research, scientists must work to keep sensitive, potentially damaging information under wraps.
Consent at Last
Erin Weeks | Sep 18, 2013
A working group including members of the Lacks family approves the first projects to use the HeLa genome.
Q&A: NIH Brokers HeLa Genome Deal
Bob Grant | Aug 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.
Debating Bioethics Openly
Declan Fahy & Matthew C. Nisbet | Jul 1, 2013
Researchers and bioethicists need to take advantage of events such as the recent publication of the HeLa genome to engage the public on topics of privacy, biobank regulation, and more.
Privacy and the HeLa Genome
Kate Yandell | Mar 26, 2013
European scientists have taken down the HeLa genome after publishing it without the consent of Henrietta Lacks’s family.