What does HeLa stands for?

Rcjohnsen rcjohnsen at aol.com
Sun Jan 30 13:12:43 EST 2000

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Date: Thu, Jan 27, 2000 12:57 PM
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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 >>

And I was under the impression her name was Helen Lacks or Lane.  Are they not
derived from Cervicall cancer cells?
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