What does HeLa stands for?

Ingersoll's spotie at usit.net
Sat Jan 29 23:45:53 EST 2000

Dear Sir,

I have a source from my cellular et molecular textbook that states "HeLa
cells were named after the donor...Henrietta Lacks.
George Gey of Johns Hopkins University in 1951 obtained the cells from a
malignant tumor...the name descended by cell division from this first cell
sample (hence, HeLa cells)."
(source.  "Cell and Molecular Biology". Concepts and Experiments. Gerald

Ben Ingersoll
Student, Tenn. Tech University
bai9852 at tntech.edu

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