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Estate of Henrietta Lacks sues biotech company over use of famous cells

Likening his grandmother's famous cancer cells to the woman herself, and their sale as akin to slavery, the executor of the estate of Henrietta Lacks filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Thermo Fisher Scientific seeking all of the biotechnology company’s profits from her cells. ... Read more»

Vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans stems from medical mistreatment, inequity

The centuries of historic mistreatment of Black Americans by the U.S. government and medical institutions, whether it was Henrietta Lacks’ stolen cells or the altered lives of hundreds of Black men in Tuskegee, impacted health and medical treatment during the pandemic.... Read more»