What vaccines have used HeLa cells to create?
I am writing a research paper about the cause & effect of HeLa cells impact on vaccines & medical history. Other than Polio, what are some vaccines that have used HeLa cells? Any websites & sources would be greatly appreciated. I am writing an annotated bibliography & i need some good, valid websites. Thanks!
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
None, really, because of the replication issue they are not used. Human cell lines or eggs are used to grow viruses in.
- ~qx~Lv 78 years ago
"The history of this event, described in the Johns Hopkins Magazine, is a commentary on the lack of informed consent common in medical research at the time."
" In terms of informed consent, says Faden, "the Lackses' story is a sad commentary on how the biomedical research community thought about research in the 1950s. But it was not at all uncommon for physicians to conduct research on patients without their knowledge or consent."
There is a book, The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot -
The cells have been used in research for cancer and many other diseases all over the world. Her family has been asked to donate blood.
The references at the bottom of the Wikipedia page about Henrietta Lacks are quite good also. Good luck with your research.