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Baltimore Rep. Kweisi Mfume aims again to honor cell-line pioneer Henrietta Lacks with Congressional Gold Medal

June 16, 2023

Baltimore Rep. Kweisi Mfume says he has introduced legislation that would award a Congressional Gold Medal to Henrietta Lacks, the late Turner Station resident whose cell line has been used in multiple medical breakthroughs. The Democratic congressman, who represents most of Baltimore City and some of Baltimore County, announced the legislation at a news conference Wednesday on Capitol Hill alongside members of Lacks’ family.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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