A black Woman with “immortal Cells”
May 1, 2010 Leave a comment
i want to pass on something i recently discovered, a woman named Henrietta Lacks. She is a true example of Black History. She was a tobacco farmer from Virginia was “diagnosed” with cancer at the age of 30. A doctor at john Hopkins hospital basically jacked a piece of the tumor without even letting her know. The tissue was giving by the doctor to one of his scientist “bro bros” whos beennn trying to grow cells for years and all of them would die or before cancerous.Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were mando to developing the polio vaccine. They even shot her cells up in the first space missions to see what would happen to cells in zero gravity. Scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization.
Theres a lot more to the story check it out for your self. but i will say this we don’t die we multiply
and for yall that think im making shit up heres some links
The Smithsonian Magazine have recently posted at article on this subject check it out
Also for the visual Learners here a reallllyyyyy goood documentary on this whole thing called “immortal black woman”
Also heres a link to the book by Rebecca Skloots “the immortal life of Henietta Lacks