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Response to Ron Obvious (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:28 AM

11. Thermo Fisher is selling the cell lines



I know reading can be difficult...

From the article excerpt I posted -

Currently, Thermo Fisher sells HeLa cells to researchers for upwards of $2,000 per milliliter depending on whether the cells are modified. Neither Lacks nor her descendants have received any financial compensation for the use of her cells.


A ml is relatively small measure.



I expect THAT is the impetus behind the suit. If it had been some research hospital or school and the cell lines were "donated" for research purposes, then that is one thing. But this was pure, unadulterated exploitation, with someone making money off of them without some kind of previous licensing agreement - or at least creation of a waiver.

But see back then, "negroes" were considered non-human and apparently are still considered so today.

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