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  • Image of brightly colored cells. Click to enlarge.

    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

  • Microscopic image of a cell. Click to enlarge.

    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

  • Image showing cells stained to illustrate the Golgi apparatus, the microtubules and DNA. Click to enlarge.

    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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    Analysis of Assembled DNA Sequences. Computer software is used to display assembled DNA sequence for visual evaluation of the assembly. Credit: NHGRI

  • Photo showing a researcher looking over cells in an incubator. Click to enlarge.

    HeLa cells are stored at an NCI lab in an incubator at 37 degrees Celsius in order for them to multiply. Credit: Maggie Bartlett, NIH

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News Release

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.

This page last reviewed on August 7, 2013

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