• By ICR Secretariat
  • Posted Thursday, August 17, 2023

Family of Henrietta Lacks sues Ultragenyx over use of HeLa cell line


The family of Henrietta Lacks is suing rare disease drug developer Ultragenyx over its use of technology built from her cells, which were taken without her knowledge or consent in 1951 and immortalized into a cell line that’s been widely used in biomedical research since.