Africa: UN Honours Henrietta Lacks, Whose Cells Transformed Medical Research Worldwide

[UN News] 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.
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