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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot
eISBN-13: 9780307589385

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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, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can't afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

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ISBNs 0307888444, 9780307888440, 0804190100, 9780804190107, 9781400052189, 9780307589385
Language English
Number of Pages 368