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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientis know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells - taken without her knowledge in 1951 - became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for develping the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, in-vitro fertilization, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains vitually unknown. Join Alison Petrus-Wilkins for a discussion of this riveting story of the collision between ethics, race and medicine.
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Choose the right college for you! Joshua Marber, admissions counselor, will show you all the tips and tricks you need to get the most from your college visits and more! Open to teens and parents.