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RE: A tale of immortal cells

in #book7 months ago

Wow, that is very interesting. What kind of things did they discover from her cells? You said they are still being used today? That is crazy. Thanks for sharing!


Her cells can be used for testing drugs and checking if products are safe. Some info here. You can understand that her kids might think she is still alive and suffering in some way. Science always needs to be ethical.

Ah, okay. So it isn't that her cells were special. It's just they were on hand because they had been donated. I will checkout that site when I get a chance.

Actually they are special as other human cells they tried did not survive long in cell culture. It is actually her cancer cells that are used. Many other people had cells taken for trying this.

Hmm, okay. Thanks for that.