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Going forever?

"A cell culture called the HeLa cell line is ubiquitous in cancer research laboratories. It originated from a patient who died of 40 years ago ... Her cells are still going strong ..."

-- quote from Greaves.

So have 788 pounds of HeLa cells been grown yet?

At the rate that HeLa cells multiply, have we undergone 50 generations yet?