WHO Honors ‘Mother’ of Modern Medicine Henrietta Lacks

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Oct. 13 honored Henrietta Lacks whose cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent, led to crucial medical research worldwide. “In honoring Henrietta Lacks, WHO acknowledges the importance of reckoning with past scientific …

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Elderly Belgian Woman Infected with Two COVID-19 Variants at the Same Time

An elderly Belgian woman had contracted two COVID-19 variants at the same time before dying last March, medical researchers at a European congress said on July 11. At the European Congress on Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, researchers said that …

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