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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells--taken without her knowledge in 1951--became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta's cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yes she remains...
Publish Date
2011-03-07T00:00:00.000Z
2011-03-07T00:00:00.000Z
Goodreads rating
4.07
ISBN
9781400052189
Recommendations
2
Recommendations
2020-07-22T20:42:39.000Z
@SeanEngel The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a good book. See also: The Tuskeegee experiments, Project Paperclip, environmental racism, eugenics.      source
Great writer.      source