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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

and at the very same time

Black scientists and technicians, many of them women, used cells from a black woman to help save the lives of millions of Americans, most of them white. And they did so on the same campus—and at the very same time—that state officials were conducting the infamous Tuskegee syphilis studies. - Rebecca Skloot, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks