What does HeLa stands for?

CSC un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de
Thu Jan 27 07:57:18 EST 2000

On 26 Jan 2000, Oliver Hegener wrote:

> 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.

Are you sure it wasn't Herman Large ? :-)

Kind regards, 

Clemens Suter-Crazzolara, PhD
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