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"HeLa cells" were taken without her knowledge and became a cornerstone of modern medicine — but her family never saw any compensation.
The estate is accusing a biotechnology firm of selling cells taken from her in 1951 without her knowledge or consent.
The 87-year-old Supreme Court justice underwent an endoscopic procedure on Tuesday to clean out a bile duct stent, a court spokeswoman said.
The 86-year-old Supreme Court justice is reportedly doing well.
The Supreme Court justice was admitted after experiencing a fever. She is expected to be released as early as Sunday.
In the early 1950s, the university's hospital stole cells from Lacks, who has been called the "mother of modern medicine."
Dependence on drugs and alcohol is taking its toll in the United States.