The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles

The Smithsonian unveils a portrait of Henrietta Lacks, the black farmer whose cells led to medical miracles
Her cells are responsible for the polio vaccine, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization to name a few. But for a long time most of the public didn't know her contribution to modern medicine. Neither did she because her cells were harvested without her consent.