HeLa Cells: Pioneering Contributions to Medical Research and Ethical Considerations

HeLa cells have revolutionized medical research since their discovery in 1951. These immortal cells, derived from a cervical cancer sample taken from Henrietta Lacks, have been used in countless studies, leading to groundbreaking discoveries in fields such as cancer research, virology, and cell biology. This article explores the history, significance, and ethical considerations surrounding HeLa cells.