Today, in 1954, the first trials began of the polio vaccine. The vaccine was developed using cells unknowingly donated by Henrietta Lacks, a black woman from Baltimore. Her cells -- known to researchers as HeLa cells -- have been used for everything from understanding the long-term effects of radiation to conducting experiments in space.
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