If you did not do so today in class, please FINISH reading Ch. 20 "The HeLa Bomb" and answering the discussion questions in your notebooks. It is important that you come to class prepared to review tomorrow!
What did Stanley Gartler reveal at the Second Decennial Review Conference on Cell Tissue and Organ Culture? What significance did Gartler’s findings have the theory of spontaneous transformation?
What specific qualities in the HeLa cells allowed them to contaminate other cell cultures so easily?
Why was this devastating news for the scientists who heard his talk?
Why will the effort to develop markers for HeLa contamination require contacting the Lacks family?