Portrait of a Grad School Mom: Recent Advances in Cervical Cancer Research

Cervical cancer has been getting much more attention as of late partly due to the HBO adaptation of Rebecca Skloot’s

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Portrait of a Grad School Mom: HeLa Cells: A Stolen Savior

HeLa cells are derived from a cancerous cervical lesion that Henrietta Lacks was having treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital. During a routine examination, George Gey, a researcher, took Henrietta’s cells, sadly without her knowledge or consent.

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