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Dr. Yvonne Reid lectures on HeLa cells, biomedial research

Thursday October 11, 2012

K-State Collegian

Dr. Yvonne Reid, manager of the cell biology program at American Type Culture Collection, a global bioresource center headquartered in Manassas, Va., spoke last night in the K-State Student Union’s Forum Hall. Reid’s lecture was entitled “HeLa Cells and Biomedical Research: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.”

The presentation, part of the Johnson Center for Basic Cancer Research’s George S. Bascom Memorial Lecture Series, was scheduled in conjunction with this year’s K-State Book Network Common Book, Rebecca Skloot’s “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor Baltimore woman whose cancerous cells were harvested without her knowledge by Johns Hopkins researcher George Gey in 1951, shortly before her death.

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