Viruses just don’t meet the requirements to be included in the Tree of Life. And although they have several ideas, scientists aren’t sure where viruses come from.

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Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. (4:26 min.)

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CurioCity resources which align with the British Columbia Science 8 Curriculum Content area on cells.

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Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology. (6:11 min.)

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Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. When her cells were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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CurioCity resources which align with the Yukon Science 8 Curriculum Content area on cells.

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CurioCity resources which align with Saskatchewan's Biology 30 Unit of Study on Life and Evolution

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CurioCity resources which align with the Ontario Science & Technology Curriculum's Grade 8 Understanding Life Systems: Cells Strand.

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CurioCity resources which align with Prince Edward Island's Biology 521A (Grade 11) Unit 1: Matter and Energy for Life

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CurioCity resources which align with the Newfoundland and Labrador Grade 8 Science Unit on Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Systems.

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