What does HeLa stands for?

Ian A. York iayork at panix.com
Fri Jan 21 15:39:30 EST 2000

In article <zi3i4.1721$PG6.21154 at news2-hme0>, Teck <teck.teh at cwcom.net> wrote:
>Ian, Thansk for your answer!
>Could you please tell me if HeLa are epithelial cells?

They're epithelial in origin, as a cervical carcinoma.  However, they're
notoriously unstable genetically, and my feeling is that after 50 years in
culture it would be unwise to consider them as models of any particular
cell type.

    Ian York   (iayork at panix.com)  <http://www.panix.com/~iayork/>
    "-but as he was a York, I am rather inclined to suppose him a
     very respectable Man." -Jane Austen, The History of England

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