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The sort of thinking at the time was, 'Well, we're giving you access to medical care which you wouldn't otherwise be able to get, so your payment is that we get to use you in research.'

The sort of thinking at the time was, 'Well, we're giving you access to medical care which you wouldn't otherwise be able to get, so your payment is that we get to use you in research.'

For me, it's writing a book and telling people about this story. ---->>>

I learned about HeLa cells in my first basic biology class, and I just became completely obsessed with them from that point on. ---->>>

Often doctors didn't even tell you what was wrong with you. They just treated you, and sent you home. ---->>>

The laws are still very unclear. Cells are still taken from people without consent - a lot of people don't realize it. ---->>>

For scientists, growing cells took so much work that they couldn't get much research done. So the selling of cells was really just for the sake of science, and there weren't a lot of profits. ---->>>

Black patients were treated much later in their disease process. They were often not given the same kind of pain management that white patients would have gotten and they died more often of diseases. ---->>>

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Born: 09-19, 1972
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Rebecca L. Skloot (born September 19, 1972) is a freelance science writer who specializes in science and medicine. Her first book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010), was one of the best-selling new books of 2010, staying on The New York Times Bestseller list for over 2 years and eventually reaching #1,It was made into a movie by Oprah Winfrey, which premiered on HBO on April 22, 2017 and starred Rose Byrne as Skloot (wikipedia)