NOTE - THIS WAS AN APRIL FOOLS SPOOF / JOKE BY JONATHAN EISEN.
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Retraction - HeLa Hedy Lamarr story due to faulty reporting, reports @boraz
Well, this is embarrassing. Apparently, the story I reported earlier was the result of my trusting of a press release. I read the press release from UC Davis about HeLa cells, and I just assumed that it was accurate. So I wrote about it. Turns out, HeLa cells were really from Henrietta Lacks. Who knew? Oops. Sorry. Thanks to @boraz for pointing out the error.