Michael Rogers, a writer for Rolling Stone magazine, publishes a story about Henrietta and her family. This is the first time the mainstream media reports about Henrietta and her family, and that they were black. Henrietta’s sons become convinced Hopkins stole her cells and made millions.
- George Gey didn’t make money from of the HeLa cell line. He also didn’t patent the roller drum that could have made him a fortune. What does this say about Gey and his character?
- What do you think the implications were when the world discovered in 1976 that one of the most important tools in medicine came from a black woman?