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Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line.

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Henrietta Lacks was the unwitting donor of cells from her cancerous tumor, which were cultured by George Otto Gey to create an immortal cell line for medical research. This is now known as the HeLa cell line. More...

 
    Gregor Mendel, Father of Genetics
  Gregor Mendel, Father of Genetics
Gregor Johann Mendel was a Austrian priest and scientist, and is often called the father of genetics for his study of the inheritance of traits in pea plants. Mendel showed that the inheritance of traits follows particular laws, which were later name...
 
    DNA Code Cracked, Watson and Crick
  DNA Code Cracked, Watson and Crick
James Watson & Francis Crick - It took an ex-physicist and a former ornithology student - along with some unwitting help from a competitor - to crack the secret of life. On Feb. 28, 1953, Francis Crick walked into the Eagle pub in Cambridge, England,...
 
       
 
         
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