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A Conspiracy of Cells
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks was the first book written about Henrietta Lacks, but it was not the first book written about HeLa cells. That honor belongs to A Conspiracy of Cells by Michael Gold. Simpson Library owns a copy of this book.
Articles about HeLa cells
The good, the bad, and the HeLa
An overview of HeLa cells, published in the Berkeley Science Review. Unlike earlier articles about HeLa cells, this one gives credit to Henrietta Lacks as the source of the cells. The article also includes some examples of research projects that use HeLa cells.
Henrietta Everlasting: 1950s Cells Still Alive, Helping Science
A short article from Wired magazine. Includes an illustrated timeline of events in the history of HeLa cells.
How HeLa Cells Work
A beginner's overview of HeLa cells, written for HowStuffWorks.com.
An Obsession with Culture
An article about George Gey, the first person to create a culture of HeLa cells. The article is by Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.
The Story of Henrietta Lacks: A Lesson in Biology and Ethics
In 1966, Stan Gartler discovered that cell lines all over the world had been contaminated HeLa cells. This blog post, from the genetics company 23andMe, describes the genetic markers that Gartler used to distinguish between HeLa cells and other cells.