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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Project

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How racial profiling hurts everyone, including the police | Jamil Jivani | TEDxToronto

How racial profiling hurts everyone, including the police | Jamil Jivani | TEDxToronto

A guest speaker comes in to do a TED talk about his life as a colored man. He explains his life in detail about his family and himself. Each small story had a problem but with that problem he had a possible solution. This is a link to connect to the question Why does race matter?

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Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine

Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine

This article is saying henrietta's story and that how she became important. It goes into more of how skloot wanted her story because she was in high school biology class when she heard about it. It says how the they used her cells to study new things and study to her cells.

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VM -- The U.S. Health Care Non-System, 1908-2008, May 08 ... Virtual Mentor

VM -- The U.S. Health Care Non-System, 1908-2008, May 08 ... Virtual Mentor

This article dives into the important aspects about how medical ethics have changed over the duration of the years 1908-2008. The article relates to HeLa in highlighting the small importance of medical ethics during HeLa’s struggles and how health insurance hadn’t existed yet. “During the 1950s, the price of hospital care doubled, and medical breakthroughs were coming at a fast pace. Medications became available to treat infections and conditions like glaucoma and arthritis, and new vaccines were developed to prevent childhood diseases like polio.”

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Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine

Henrietta Lacks: the mother of modern medicine

This article is saying henrietta's story and that how she became important. It goes into more of how skloot wanted her story because she was in high school biology class when she heard about it. It says how the they used her cells to study new things and study to her cells.

theguardian.com
What is the Unauthorized Practice of Medicine? - FindLaw

What is the Unauthorized Practice of Medicine? - FindLaw

This article talks on how to better do medical practices without making it seem legal. This relates to the book because the doctors that took Henrietta's cells without telling her made her family lose more later on in their life line. “The unauthorized practice of medicine occurs when someone gives medical advice or treatment without a professional license.”

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Big Picture

Big Picture

This article delves into the science of hela cells as the culture of cells and how they work as well as some of the moral questions about the hela situation. The article tells what a cell culture is and how hela cells behaved when cultures ¨HeLa cells grow rapidly given the right medium (nutrients and conditions) and space. This is because HeLa cells are cancer cells, which multiply and grow quickly in an uncontrolled way compared to normal cells.¨. It explains how the extra telomerase produced by the cervical cancer stopped the ends of the DNA from being cut off during cell division so it divides infinitely and the cancer causes it to divide even faster which makes it perfect for growing in labs for experimentation. The article also goes into how it may have not been ethical to take the cells without permission.

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Are We Born Racist | Nature of Prejudice

Are We Born Racist | Nature of Prejudice

Talks how racism is born or taught. It answers whether people are born with racism or the are taught it. “Research shows that human beings have a natural proclivity to make distinctions between “us” and “them.””

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Conflict Of Interest: Henrietta Lacks

Conflict Of Interest: Henrietta Lacks

A small article on how racism affected the lacks family back then and how racism could affect us today. This answers the question on how race relates to our book. “The Henrietta Lacks story IS NOT ABOUT racism and|or racist White American scientists abusing a poor Black American woman. The truth is Johns Hopkins was born on a tobacco plantation in Anne Arundel County Maryland where his father later freed his slaves”

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Deal done over HeLa cell line

Deal done over HeLa cell line

This article is about how Deborah Lacks, Henrietta’s daughter, wanted answers about HeLa cells. Now the director of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH), Francis Collins, is trying to make up for decades of slights. Over the past four months, he has met Lacks family members to answer questions. Skloot in a later article said that the lacks family was unhappy because yet again they were not consulted. Henrietta’s granddaughter was upset that her grandmother's medical records were just out there for the world to see. “Collins says that family members told him how unsettling it had been to learn about HeLa cells decades after Lacks died.”

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What Is Race And Why Does It Matter So Much?

What Is Race And Why Does It Matter So Much?

An article off the research of a clinical psychologist that talked about how race matters in the world. It answers the big question on why race matters. “When issues involve the Black community and the minority communities there can be an uncomfortable interface between the interests of Black people within the community and between Black people and others in the community and/or society at large”

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Racism

Racism

The link gave a brief description and history on racism and how it has affected everyone throughout the world. This goes into our question “What is racism”. “Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another — or the belief that another person is less than human — because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.”

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Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells

Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells

This article is a good summary about the plot of the book and briefly goes into how the book was made along with the story. It tells briefly how hela´s cells were found to be ¨immortal” and how the author found out the real story of the person behind the cells by talking to her relatives which wasn't easy as the article describes ¨It took almost a year even to convince Henrietta’s daughter, Deborah, to talk to me.
This is a good article to read to get a good summary of the book to see if it's something that you'd be interested in reading

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