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Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks: Web & Media

Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Evaluating Web Pages

Using the web to search for information when conducting research means you MUST evaluate the information for accuracy, balance, and authority.  Here are some links to help you with the evaluations.

Ethics References

 Always read through the author's notes and references as these are the sources the author consulted. You might find more sources to help with your research.  Here are some of the reports listed in the notes section of the book. 

Library Databases for Streaming Videos

Searching the Web

Using some basic search strategies will improve your results!

The Way of the Flesh

"Follows the story of the cells of Henriettta Lacks. She dies in 1951 of cancer, before she died cells were removed from her body and cultivated in a laboratory in the hope that they could help find a cure for cancer. The cells (HeLa) have been growing ever since, and the scientists found that they were growing in ways they could not control."

NOVA: How Cells Divide

"Most of the time, when a cell in our bodies divides, each new cell carries a complete set of chromosomes. The cells involved with human reproduction, however, carry only half after division occurs. In this step-by-step explanation, learn about mitosis and meiosis, the two types of cell division."


Part 2: Univ of Maryland Panel Discussion Among Experts from Different Fields

"This one-hour video features the campus leaders' panel discussion that was included as part of this conference. During this panel discussion, members spoke about the impact of HeLa cells and Henrietta Lacks' Legacy on each field/discipline. Participants also examined what is being done to protect patients now and in the future. An audience Q&A session was also included."

Belmont Report Educational Video

"HHS's Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) developed a Belmont Report Educational Video that provides the context for the Belmont Report for those who are not familiar with its principles and uses."

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