Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Human Cancer That Became a New Species

DISCOVER Magazine: "This story is almost too strange. Some cells taken from a woman's cervical cancer continued to divide and live on, indefinitely, through today and—to all appearances—far into the future. She died 56 years ago, yet the cells from her body are still used widely in cancer research and also helped in the cure for the polio vaccine."

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