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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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