John Hopkins Names Building to Honor Henrietta Lacks and Her ‘Immortal’ Cells

October 9, 2018

(The Washington Post) – Johns Hopkins University announced it will name a new research building on campus in honor of Henrietta Lacks, whose “immortal cells” led to the development of the polio vaccine, studies of leukemia and AIDS, chemotherapy and in vitro fertilization research as well as the effects of zero gravity in space.

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