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We visit the childhood hometown and gravesite of Henrietta Lacks...her "HeLa" cells have touched the entire world...this is how.

Show Notes

Henrietta Lacks is the closest thing this world has ever had to a superhero. Her cells are so unique that they have been used in biomedical research ever since her fateful visit to her doctors in 1951. It is because of her that the world has things like the Polio Vaccine, COVID Vaccine, In vitro fertilization, and so many more medical wonders.

I was honored to visit her home town of Clover, Virginia as well as visit her gravesite.

Video: Henrieta Lacks

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