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Multimedia: The HeLa Genome
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HeLa cell lines, derived from the cervical cancer of a woman named Henrietta Lacks, have been used for decades to study resistance to cancer drugs. Credit: NCI
Scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic HeLa cell using a Zeiss Merlin HR-SEM. NIH-funded work at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research. Credit: Tom Deerinck
Multiphoton fluorescence image of cultured HeLa cells with a fluorescent protein targeted to the Golgi apparatus (orange), microtubules (green) and counterstained for DNA (cyan). NIH-funded work at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research. Credit: Tom Deerinck
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NIH, Lacks family reach understanding to share genomic data of HeLa cells
August 7, 2013 — New NIH policy requires researchers to apply for access to the full genome sequence data from HeLa cells.