43: Henreitta Lacks & HeLa Cells

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43: Henreitta Lacks & HeLa Cells

People often complain about a lack of representation of women in STEM industries, but there is one woman that has made her mark on some of the greatest medical breakthroughs of the past 70 years. However this happened entirely unbeknownst to her. Henrietta Lacks was at the centre of one of the biggest controversies surrounding ethics in scienceĀ  You can WATCH the podcast over on our YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/SciGuys If you would like to support the podcast, please donate to our Patreon: http://patreon.com/SciGuys If you'd like to see more of us, follow our socials! Facebook http://facebook.com/SciGuysPod Twitter http://twitter.com/SciGuysPod Instagram http://instagram.com/SciGuysPod References and Further Reading 1. https://www.sigmaaldrich.com/catalog/product/sigma/cb_93021013?lang=en&region=GB&gclid=CjwKCAiAjrXxBRAPEiwAiM3DQqQ_lkf6gTng7zMlzEJgEXzxLmGiFIHgfgl4XtP1JPkC-1C6q7AUZRoCnHoQAvD_BwE 2. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2010/jun/23/henrietta-lacks-cells-medical-advances 3. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/henrietta-lacks-immortal-cells-6421299/ 4. https://www.biography.com/scientist/henrietta-lacks 5. https://www.npr.org/2010/02/02/123232331/henrietta-lacks-a-donors-immortal-legacy?t=1580046347420 6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Hela 7. https://www.archivesofpathology.org/doi/10.1043/1543-2165-133.9.1463?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed 8. https://www.nature.com/news/deal-done-over-hela-cell-line-1.13511 9. https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/hela-cell.htm 10. https://www.immunology.org/hela-cells-1951 Follow the Sci Guys @notcorry / @jampkin / @lukecutforth sciguys.co.uk
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