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    As the end of Black History Month draws near, we want to take some time to recognize a remarkable person - Henrietta Lacks. A poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, her cells—taken without her knowledge—are one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years.

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