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Henrietta Lacks developed an aggressive form of cervical cancer, and died at the age of 31. The cells from the tumor on her cervix, however, are still alive today. More than twenty tons of her cells have grown in labs, participating in disease research for the polio vaccine and for AIDS treatment. And Henrietta's cells have literally traveled to space and back.

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Secret Place by Alex Fitch
Kelp Grooves by Little Glass Men
Love is Not by Broke For Free
Tiptoe (Instrumental) by YEYEY
Is That You Or Are You You? Chris Zabriskie
Deadpanned by Jahzzar
With Many Tears by Candlegravity
Stakes and Things by Blue Dot Sessions
Melt by Broke for Free

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