Henrietta Lacks Research Paper

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Thank you for being here, it’s an honor to be speaking with you all today at the 21st Annual HeLa Women's Health Conference. I’d like to start by asking you all to imagine your cells moving about, performing functions of their own accord while you in turn move about performing functions of your own accord. Now, imagine your cells would be capable of revolutionizing medicine and would aid in the discovery of vaccines and treatments that would save thousands. With this immensely impressive feat, one would instantly become a household name. But imagine after all of this, for years, your name and story would be virtually unquestioned and almost certainly unknown.
This was the case for Henrietta Lacks, known only as HeLa for years following her