Whats the difference between CHO chromosomes and HeLa chromosomes?

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  • Paul
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    9 years ago
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    The simplest answer is that CHO cells are derived from ovarian cells isolated from Chinese hamsters (Chinese hamster ovary = CHO) while HeLa cells are derived from a cervical cancer tumor removed from a human being (HeLa are the woman's initials).

    Source(s): I teach biology.
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