Medical world hid Henrietta Lacks’ race despite using her cells to achieve breakthrough researches in cancer, HIV, COVID-19 and more -WHO DG

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For the past seven decades, the cells of Henrietta Lacks, a Black American woman who died of cervical cancer, have saved countless lives, and made numerous scientific breakthroughs possible, such as the human papillomavirus and polio vaccines, drugs for HIV treatment, together with cancer and COVID-19 research. On Wednesday, the World Health Organisation’s Director-General, Tedros…


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