U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D, Md.) has introduced a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal posthumously to Baltimore woman Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to modern science. Lacks, a Baltimore woman who died of cervical cancer in 1951, had her cells taken without her permission decades ago and they are still being used for medical research today.
Sen. Van Hollen Introduces Bill To Award Congressional Gold Medal To Henrietta Lacks
April 22, 2022