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    Washington Post: Conference remembers Henrietta Lacks as 'unsung hero of modern medicine'

    Washington Post: Conference remembers Henrietta Lacks as 'unsung hero of modern medicine'

     

    Fifteen years ago, David Lacks of Baltimore County attended the first HeLa Women's Health Conference in Atlanta when hardly anyone knew that HeLa actually referred to his mother, Henrietta.

    When he returned for a second time to the annual conference with 14 other family members on Friday, [September 24] everyone knew.  The story of how Henrietta Lacks's cells, commonly called HeLa, transformed science became widely known after the release this year of the prize-winning book "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks."

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