Is Your Data More Valuable Than Blood? Like the Red Cross, Do We Need a Data Cross?
In 1951 Henrietta Lacks, a young black woman, was admitted to Johns Hopkins University with aggressive, terminal cervical cancer. Her physician attempted to culture her tumor cells for research; a procedure that had always failed—until cells were taken from Ms. Lacks. Her cells grew. And grew. And grew some more. The cells from Ms. Lacks