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Floyd Skloot was born in 1947.
Rebecca Skloot was born in 1972.
The Colbert Report - 2005 Rebecca Skloot was released on: USA: 16 March 2010
HeLa cells were used by Jonas Salk to test the first polio vaccine in the 1950's. Since that time HeLa cells have been used for "research into cancer, AIDS, the effects of radiation and toxic substances, gene mapping, and countless other scientific pursuits". According to author Rebecca Skloot, by 2009, "more than 60,000 scientific articles had been published about research done on HeLa, and that number was increasing steadily at a rate of more than 300 papers each month.