Biotechnology and Ethics


Research: What have HeLa done and where are they today? (2014, December 6). Retrieved November 21, 2016, from‚Äč

Key Concepts

  • development of the study of virology
  • development of appropriate freezing methods for cell storage
  • the discovery of the first polio vaccine to being used in HIV research
  • to the discovery of the Human Papilloma virus being the cause of cervical cancer
  • studying the effects of salmonella and tuberculosis
  • Development of treatment for Parkinson’s
  • As the first cells to go space and survive

HeLa Cells




HIV: infection of T cell
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Telomorase - ageing

Salmonella poisoning


Biba, E. (2010, January 25). Henrietta Everlasting: 1950s Cells Still Alive, Helping Science. Retrieved November 18, 2016, from


Del Carpio, A. (2014, April 27). The good, the bad, and the HeLa. Retrieved November 18, 2016, from


Europoean Molecular Biology Laboratory. (2013, March 11). Havoc in biology’s most-used human cell line. Retrieved November 18, 2016, from

Prezi Timeline

Graham, M. (2012). The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Timeline [Prezi slides]. Retrieved from