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5 important ways Henrietta Lacks changed medical science

Henrietta Lacks’s cells have long been familiar to scientists – but it was the ethical controversy around those cells that made her famous to the wider world. Her fame was thanks to an award-winning book published in 2010 that explored how, in the course of Lacks’s treatment for cancer, doctors isolated what became the first “immortal”…

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