HeLa Cells

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First sample was taken

January 1951

HeLa Cells are used to Develop the Polio Vaccine

1952

HeLa cells Become the First Cells Ever to be Cloned

1953

HeLa Chromosomes Visible by Stain

1953

Chester Southam tests whether or not injections of HeLa could cause cancer

1954

HeLa and Mouse Cells are Fused, Making the the First Animal-Human hybrid Cells

1965

Stricter Guidelines Regarding Human Subjects and Informed Consent

1965

Board of Regents Placed Stricter Guidelines for Human Research Subjects and made it necessary for Informed Consent

Henrietta's Children get Samples taken Without consent to further research

1973

HeLa Cells are used to Study Salmonella

1973

The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects

1974 - 2013

Requires informed consent

Researchers use HeLa to Help Prove HPV and Cancer Link

1984

HeLa is used to Study HIV

1986

Researchers using HeLa Discover enzyme Which Prevents Cells From Dying

1989

Researchers use HeLa to Study TB

1993

HIPAA Made it a Fellony to Make Personal Medical Info Public

1996

HeLa is used in Nanotechnology Research

2005