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Name: Maria
Status: Other
Grade:  Other
Location: VA
Country: United States
Date: September 2008


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What is so significant and important about hela cells?



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They were one of the first human cell lines to be cultured in vitro and have been cultured in the lab for over 50 years. They are a human cervical cancer cell line named after the patient from whom they were taken, Helen Lane.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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