Henrietta Lacks’ “Immortal” Cells
These HeLa cells were stained with special dyes that highlight specific parts of each cell. The DNA in the nucleus is yellow, the actin filaments are light blue and the mitochondria — the cell’s power generators — are pink. (source : Smithsonian.com)
Photo credit : Dr. Omar Quintero
College of Medicine
I wish more people knew the story behind these cells and the woman they came from. Such an impact on modern science.
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