Category Archives: Bio-Pic

Why No Bio-Pic? – Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta’s cells were the first immortal human cells ever grown in culture. They were essential to developing the polio vaccine. Many scientific landmarks since then have used her cells, including cloning, gene mapping and in vitro fertilization. Continue reading

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Why No Bio-Pic? – Ella Sykes

Ella Sykes traveled widely with her brother, Sir Percy Sykes, on his diplomatic missions in central Asia. She was the first western woman known to have ridden from the Caspian Sea to India, and published five books on the topic. Continue reading

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Why No Bio-Pic? – Mildred Cable

Midred Cable, Eva French and Francesca French worked together as missionaries with an inspiring story largely related in Cable’s book “The Gobi Desert”. Continue reading

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Why No Bio-Pic? – Gertrude Bell

The outspoken Bell was in the middle of world events then that led to our current morass. She spoke out in the company of Winston Churchill and was in community with many Middle Eastern leaders at a time when women were without voice in those countries. Continue reading

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