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Henrietta Lacks’ descendants sue for compensation

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A photo taken through a microscope shows HeLa cells cultured from tissue taken from Henrietta Lacks. The cells appear on a black background. They are stained with additives that make them appear cyan blue with a purple center and red fringe on the edges.
A microscope photo of HeLa cells generated from the tissue of Henrietta Lacks

“The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”

The above 1968 Martin Luther King Jr. quote is one of my mantras. It loops through my head whenever…




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