medical research http://iowapublicradio.org en The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks http://iowapublicradio.org/post/immortal-life-henrietta-lacks <p>When Henrietta Lacks died in 1951, her family had no idea that her cells would live on indefinitely&hellip;multiplying to the extent that laid together, they could wrap around the Earth at least 3 times. Today on River To River - the immortal life of Henrietta Lacks. Host Ben Kieffer talks with Lacks&rsquo; grandson about Henrietta&#39;s legacy. Her grandson, David Lacks Jr., will speak tonight in Iowa City as <a href="http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/lacks-family-to-visit-iowa-city-for-book-festival-event/" target="_blank">part of the Iowa City Book Festival</a>.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:00:07 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 30414 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Balancing Animal Welfare And Medical Advances http://iowapublicradio.org/post/balancing-animal-welfare-and-medical-advances <p>Approximately a thousand chimpanzees are held in U.S. laboratories for experiments. This week the federal government announced a proposal to list captive chimpanzees as endangered, a move that would increase protections for them.&nbsp; Today on River To River - two opposing views over whether this is a good idea and how it might affect advances in the field of medicine.</p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:46:54 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Ben Kieffer 22398 at http://iowapublicradio.org Balancing Animal Welfare And Medical Advances