Pros And Cons Of Hela Cells

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"Although a person died, can one 's cell live forever?" It sounds like in a SF movie, but it is actually happened in the life science research laboratories. the immortalized cell obtained from the tissue of patient who died from cancer has been used in numerous laboratory for more than 60 years. not only unlimited proliferation of a single kind of cell has been a driving force of a modern biology, but also saved patients from various diseases by contributing to numerous researches. Human cells are able to culture after removed from a living body, but when a certain period of time comes, cells go the aging process. the slowly aging cells stop the cell division and stop the growth. Therefore, many scientists had failed to culture human cells…show more content…
after years, researchers wanted to collect sample cells from families of the owner of the HeLa cell. However, researchers only knew that the remarkable immortal cell is from African American woman who had a cancer, but no one knew her name. People did not knew about HeLa cell 's owner, and even her husband and five children did not know their wife and mother 's cell has been used in researches for many years. after researchers found Lack 's family, they asked for blood and tissue samples saying it is to find if any members of the family is carrying cancer like Henrietta. Lack 's family provided the sample, and it helped researchers to investigate the HeLa cell more in- depth. However, researchers broke the promise, and did not contact to the family about the result of the cancer test. although HeLa cell greatly contributed in biology, it left some problems. the first was if it is okay to take anyone 's sample without permission and to use it in a research. it is avoided in nowadays, but it was not in the past. second issue is if a sample collected from a patient gets a economic value, what benefits goes to the patient. Henrietta and her families was not supported and awarded of their contribution to biological researches, and they were sufferd
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