Watch The Hidden World of Cell Lines on YouTube
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The Hidden World of Cell Lines video is a short, engaging introduction to cell lines and their problems.
It is designed for anyone who is new to cell culture or cell lines, with no prior understanding required.
In a fun and quirky way, the video tells the story of a cell line – M14 – that came from a young man with melanoma.
The video describes the various problems that the cell line encounters, with a final call to never take cell lines for granted; each human cell line comes from an individual and must be treated with care and respect.
The video may be helpful for postgraduate students who are about to start cell culture for the first time, for high school or undergraduate biology students, or for members of the community who are interested in biology and would like to find out more about cell lines.