Henrietta Lacks

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© Isabelle Brown
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These are the immortal cells of Henrietta Lacks, a woman who died in the 1900s from cancer but whose cells have lead to the most significant advancements science has ever seen. They are known as HeLa cells. The light blue circles are the cells themselves and the darker blue within them is the nucleus. The many small blue dots just beneath the pointer are the chromosomes, coils of DNA.

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  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott (Deleted) gave props (20 Nov 2013):

    My Vote!

  • Marela

    Marela gave props (20 Nov 2013):

    this is amazing. VOTED.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (21 Nov 2013):

    very cool shot.

  • Robert Larrazolo

    Robert Larrazolo gave props (6 Dec 2013):

    A good one! My vote.

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