[SOLVED] The First Immortal Cell Line
Need a research paper on the first immortal cell line. Needs to be 7 pages. Please no plagiarism. They went up in the first-ever spaceship sent out of the earths atmosphere to determine what happened when human tissue was exposed to zero gravity. Her cells live on, and since 1951 her cells have been used for in vitro fertilization, gene mapping, and cloning. Henriettas cells, when first put in a petri dish produced a new generation every twenty-four hours. HeLa cells, as Lacks cells have come to be known were initially a part of the research into the genes that are cancer-causing and the ones that can suppress it. They have so far been used in developing drugs for the treatment of leukemia, herpes, hemophilia, influenza and Parkinsons disease. They have also provided the basis to study and learn more about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), lactose digestion, the bacteria that causes appendicitis, human longevity, mosquito mating, along with the negative cellular effects of working in sewers. Scientists have studied her cells for her DNA and chromosomes in such detail that they are now familiar with every niche and corner of the spiral that keeps replicating to keep the cells alive. (Skloot, R. 2010 )A high school biology teacher quoted that HeLas cell was the most important thing to happen to medical science in the past century.The interesting facts about Henrietta Lacks cells are not widely known but it was discovered that her chromosomes were incompatible with humans. Does this mean that the cells belong to a whole different species? Also, how do HeLa cells replicate and contaminate other cells in the laboratory, almost like how weeds in the garden push their way through plants. No other human cells have so far ever been able to behave in this way. The ecological niche of those cells is not just limited to the human body but they have survived for many years outside showing us their ability to expand beyond human cultivation. Carcinoma in situ describes an abnormal growth of cells.