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You can visit the NIH website where the HeLa genome is now stored to learn more about the HeLa Genome Working Group, to see the research the group has approved, to apply for access to use the HeLa genome in research, and more. The release of the HeLa genome was covered by numerous media outlets, but not one story raised the question of whether the family had been contacted for consent to publish the HeLa genome.
For the younger generations of Lackses, it was a way to learn about their history: So the younger generation knew little about Henrietta and the cells. Now they travel extensively giving talks of their own.
But they are still struggling financially as portrayed in the book and hope that will change. You can also follow them on Twitter and on Facebook. See photos online here. The family has benefited from the book in several different ways, including the closure I mentioned above.
So I set up The Henrietta Lacks Foundationa c3 nonprofit charity, as a way I could give something back to the Lacks family and other similarly needy families, as well to encourage others to make similar contributions. I donate to the foundation from the proceeds of my book and related speaking events, as well as the film version of the book, in addition to my many other fundraising activities for the foundation.
I run the foundation as its president as an unpaid volunteer. We receive regular donations from the general reading public and individual scientists who feel that they have benefited from HeLa cells in some way and want to do something in return for the family. For more information, visit HenriettaLacksFoundation.
You can see a schedule of their speaking events that are open to the public online here. If you would like to invite the Lacks family to speak, please e-mail the details of your request to Miriam Feuerle at Lyceum Agency: Have any companies or research institutions that have sold or benefited from HeLa cells given any money to the family?
And how has Johns Hopkins responded to the story? This is the question I get more often than any other.
The answer is that no research institutions, universities, or companies have given money to the Lacks family directly, and they likely never will. There is concern among research organizations that giving money to the Lacks family would set a legal precedent: Who pays them, and how much?
You can hear me answer this and other related questions in more detail in numerous interviews on the Media page of this siteparticularly the interview with Tavis Smiley. The entire entering freshman class at Hopkins in was required to read The Immortal Life for university-wide discussion.
She worried that there were clones of her mother walking around that she might bump into. There were other things that the family found upsetting.
Is the Lacks family still angry about the HeLa cells? The Lacks family is still hoping that the many research organizations and companies that have profited from HeLa cells will do something to honor Henrietta and recognize what her family went through.
See the earlier question above about the response from Hopkins and companies for more on that issue. Is Henrietta Lacks still lying in an unmarked grave?
There was a beautiful unveiling ceremony that was attended by the Lacks family. Please read a beautiful post by scientist David Krollwho also attended the ceremony. But in fact, she was buried about miles from Roanoke, in Clover, Virginia — a fact I verified with the local undertaker as well as more than 20 people who attended her funeral there.Was Kennedy's murder actually a ritual blood sacrifice?
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