By: Katie Allison
George Gey successfully cultures the first immortal cell line using cells from Henrietta's cervix.
Henrietta dies from an unusually aggressive strain of cervical cancer.
-supplied cells to laboratories and researchers and operating as a nonprofit organization.
Researchers from John Hopkins take samples from Henrietta's children "to see if they have cancer". They really want to collect their genes to make a map of her family genes.
Portions of Henrietta's medical record is published without the knowledge or consent of her family.