Further Reading – Community

Chatterjee R.  Cell biology. Cases of mistaken identity.  Science 2007; 315: 928.
Journal website:  www.sciencemag.org/content/315/5814/928

Curtis A.  The Way of All Flesh.  BBC Documentary, 1997.
Director blog and recording:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis/posts/the_undead_henrietta_lacks_and

Gold M.  A Conspiracy of Cells: One Woman’s Immortal Legacy – and the Medical Scandal it Caused.  Suny Press, 1985.
Publisher website:  http://www.sunypress.edu/p-133-a-conspiracy-of-cells.aspx

Nardone RM.  Curbing rampant cross-contamination and misidentification of cell lines.  Biotechniques 2008; 45: 221.
Journal website:  www.biotechniques.com/BiotechniquesJournal/2008/September/

Neimark J.  Trial and Error.  Discover magazine, October 2014.
Journal website:  http://discovermagazine.com/2014/nov/20-trial-and-error

Perkel JM.  Curing cell lines.  Biotechniques 2011; 51: 85.
Journal website:  www.biotechniques.com/BiotechniquesJournal/2011/August/

Retraction Watch, Capes-Davis A.  Hundreds of researchers are using the wrong cells. That’s a major problem.
Website:  http://retractionwatch.com/2015/12/08/hela-is-the-tip-of-the-contamination-iceberg-guest-post-from-cell-culture-scientist/

Retraction Watch, Freedman LP.  We’re wasting a lot of research funding looking at the wrong cell lines. Here’s one thing we can do.
Website: http://retractionwatch.com/2015/12/09/its-time-to-set-standards-in-the-lab-guest-post-from-leonard-freedman/

Skloot R.  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  Crown Publishers, 2010.
Author website:  rebeccaskloot.com/

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