Why are hela cells important?
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- Anonymous6 years agoFavorite Answer
because its actually cancer cells they grow and divide forever which means we can isolate some of them and do experiments and still have more to do other experiments on.
- 6 years ago
A HeLa cell /ˈhiːlɑː/, also Hela or hela cell, is a cell type in an immortal cell line used in scientific research. It is the oldest and most commonly used human cell line. The line was derived from cervical cancer cells taken on February 8, 1951, from Henrietta Lacks, a patient who eventually died of her cancer on October 4, 1951. The cell line was found to be remarkably durable and prolific as illustrated by its contamination of many other cell lines used in research.Source(s): Wiki
- DarcyLv 44 years ago
Sterling already gave a suitable answer but if you are really interested in learning more abot how HeLa affected medicinal practice, research, and ethics and also about how it impactedHenrietta Lacks's family, check out "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" by Rebecca Skloot.
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- Tracy LoveLv 66 years ago
Eddie is correct, enough said.