How do HeLa cells spread and contaminate other cell cultures?

I'm just interested in the mechanism of how these cells get around.

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  • Bob D1
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    1 decade ago
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    Years ago, I read a book on the HeLa cells. It's been a long time ago and I don't recall all of the details but as I understand it, these cells spread from culture to culture by sloppy lab handling techniques, in poorly sterilized glassware, and through the air. These cells are tiny and can easily get caught up in droplets of water in the air and simply float around the environment. They were so communicable that they were finding these cells in food, water, and even in machinery.

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