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The Way Of All Flesh 1998

  • Ended
  • BBC One
  • 1998-06-15T01:00:00+01:00
  • 60 mins
  • Documentary

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.

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