Ultragenyx Must Face Suit Over Use Of Henrietta Lacks' Cells

By Lauren Berg (May 20, 2024, 9:03 PM EDT) -- The family of the late Henrietta Lacks, a Black woman whose cells were harvested without her knowledge to create the first immortalized human cell line, can pursue their suit alleging Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical "made a fortune" using her stolen cells to develop gene therapy treatments, a Maryland federal judge ruled Monday....

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