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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 10 years ago

Where are HeLa cells kept today?

With over 300,000 (and growing steadily) scientific studies on HeLa cells, where do all these scientists keep these magic cells? How does a person go about getting their hands on such cells? Are they well guarded, or simply ordered like spare Bunsen burners from some catalog? Seriously though, where are these cells kept for storage between studies?

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  • 10 years ago
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    How big do you think cells are? Storage is not much of a problem for a lab, you either keep some cultures going or you just order more - depending on what you're doing and what's more convenient. I bet the companies that grow them have a sizable facility for growing and storing them, but not as big as you think. It doesn't take all that much room to grow a lot of cells.

    You can buy a variety of HeLa cells from a biosupply company like this:

    http://www.biocompare.com/ProductListings/18758/He...

    Or if you you're interested in a certain cell line from a specific study, and you have a legitimate laboratory study that you need the cells for, the researchers that created that line will send you some. Academics usually send them to each other for free or very little cost, while if a company developed the line then obviously they'll be selling them for profit.

    Source(s): Biologist, Academic Researcher
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  • 4 years ago

    To consider the question properly, you need to consider the research projects involved. Most people in western civilisation today have been immunised against Polio using the Salk vaccine. It was tested on HeLa cells in the 1950's. With approximately 10 research papers a day being written on researh using HeLa cells, there are sure to be others that are equally beneficial.

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    3 years ago

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