1 Henrietta’s Dance –Reading Questions Student Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 01. What was the symptom that caused Henrietta to go to the doctor? 02. When the doctors examined Henrietta, what did they find? 03. What disease did Henrietta have? 04. What does the term “malignant” mean?05. What did the doctors use as an attempt to cure Henrietta’s disease?06. What were Margaret and George Gey looking for, and what did they do with them? 07. What was remarkable about HeLa cells? 08. What was the mystery about the poliovirus that had to be solved, before a vaccine could be developed?
09. What were at least 3 uses that researchers had for the HeLa cells? 10. How did the doctors talk David Lacks into allowing them to take cell samples from Henrietta? 11. How did the Lacks family find out about the HeLa cells, 24 years later?