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Daily Dashboard | Henrietta Lacks' estate sues pharma company profiting off HeLa cells Related reading: Navigating privacy amid the holiday shopping frenzy



Henrietta Lacks' estate sued Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company Thermo Fisher Scientific for selling Henrietta Lacks' cells without the consent of Lacks and her family, the Guardian reports. Lacks' cells were collected in 1951 for research after her death and became the first continuously reproducing line of cells, paving the way for countless medical innovations. The Lacks Estate is demanding a court order Thermo Fisher to reveal how much revenue has been made from selling the HeLa cells and require the estate's consent to use the cell line.  
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