Since this time Ms Lack's cells have been reproduced in immense quantities and used for a huge variety of purposes.
- 20 Tons of her cells have been reproduced.
- More of Ms Lack's cells have been outside her body than were ever in her body
- There have been nearly 11000 patents taken out using her cells.
- Ms Lack's cells were the first ones successfully cloned
- Ms Lack's cells were used in the development of the polio vaccination
- Ms Lack's family were only informed of what had been done with their ancestor's physical legacy when scientists contaminated the HeLa line and wished to get new sources.