Mee! asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 7 years ago

What made HeLa Cells different?

What made hela cells different from other cancer cells?

I don't understand?

Thanks :D

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  • JayM
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    I guess one way that Hela cells are unique is that they contain integrated human papilloma virus DNA. HPV-18 is a major cause of cervical cancer, the cancer that killed Henrietta Lacks, and from which the Hela cell line was derived.

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