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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: HeLa Cells

HeLa Cell

HeLa Cells dye-stained

Henrietta Lacks’ ‘Immortal’ Cells

These HeLa cells were stained with special dyes that highlight specific parts of each cell. The DNA in the nucleus is yellow, the actin filaments are light blue and the mitochondria—the cell's power generators—are pink.

BBC Documentary "Way of All Flesh"


George Gey

Gey, George Otto
from the Johns Hopkins
Medical Archives