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11/02/2020

Wealthy Funder Pays Reparations for Use of HeLa Cells

External Link - Source: Nature

“Doctors took cancerous cells from Lacks without her consent, and later created the HeLa cell line, which today supports a multibillion-dollar biotechnology industry.” A recent donation by HHMI is an attempt at reparations for this racial injustice. This donation, the largest received so far, seeks to pay back a fight for recognition of the Lacks family that has been occurring for years. Many see this as the first steps toward true justice.