What does HeLa stands for?

Oliver Hegener hegener at mailer.uni-marburg.de
Wed Jan 26 08:55:13 EST 2000


Dear teck,

HeLa stands for the human beeing, which is the origin of thhese cells. It
was a female Caucasian, called Helene Lange.
And in memory to her, the sell line is called: HeLa cells.

Teck schrieb:

> Can anyone tell me what does HeLa stands for?
>
> I know H or human and e for epithelial, then what do L and a stand for?
>
> Teck
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