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The Smithsonian Installs Portrait Of Woman Whose Cells Were Used To Develop Polio Vaccine —-Henrietta Lacks

The Smithsonian Installs Portrait Of Woman Whose Cells Were Used To Develop Polio Vaccine —-Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks’ cells were used to develop the polio vaccine. Here she is shown with her cousin, who later became her husband, David Lacks. WASHINGTON, DC —- A portrait of Henrietta Lacks, whose cells were taken without her consent and widely used in groundbreaking research, was installed at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery recently. The…

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