What does HeLa stands for?

Vladimir Gukassyan vova at internews.am
Mon Jan 31 05:46:07 EST 2000


Friends,
Are you going to contact this woman or just work with these cells?
Vladimir Gukassyan
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Ingersoll's wrote in message <5mPk4.466$A5.33608 at news1.usit.net>...
>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
>Karp.)
>
>Sincerely,
>Ben Ingersoll
>Student, Tenn. Tech University
>bai9852 at tntech.edu
>
>
>






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