HeLa genome offers clues to cells’ cancerous nature | Science & Society | Science News

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Heather Swift‘s insight:

[HENRIETTA LIVES ON] Brilliant news: The National Institutes of Health has now negotiated an agreement with the Lacks family that restricts access to HeLa genome and requires future publications based on the data to acknowledge the contribution of Henrietta Lacks and her family. The new arrangement also has members of the Lacks family joining a board that oversees requests to use the data.
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A must read: L. Sanders. Book review: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Science News. Vol.177, March 27, 2010, p. 30. http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/57168/description/Book_Review_The_Immortal_Life_of_Henrietta_Lacks_by_Rebecca_Skloot


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