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The family of Henrietta Lacks, whose cancer cells are some of the most important in medical research, are feuding

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The family of Henrietta Lacks can pursue compensation from a pharmaceutical company over its use of her HeLa cells, which have been influential in modern medicine after being taken without her consent decades ago.

A federal judge rejected a pharmaceutical company’s attempt to have a lawsuit dismissed on Monday. The ruling came in a case against Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, which is located in Novato, California.

… this story continues. Read the rest at The Baltimore Banner: Henrietta Lacks family can proceed with lawsuit over use of HeLa cells after ‘milestone’ ruling