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  • The doctors
  • Henrietta Lacks dies October 4, 1961.
  • Oh my god! Henrietta is still alive!
  • 1965- HeLa cells are fused with mouse cells, creating the first animal-human hybrid cells.
  • New law states that hospitals and places of medical practice must require informed consent for all human research.
  • In 1970, George Gey dies of pancreatic cancer.
  • Henrietta's medical records:
  • What to heck?!!? we did not give consent!!
  • In 1973, Henrietta's family learns for the first time that her cells are still alive, but they believe that Henrietta herself is alive.
  • The Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects requires informed consent for all human research in 1974.
  • Parts of Henrietta's medical records are released without her family's consent.
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