The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

March 8, 2011|
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
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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.
REBECCA SKLOOT is an award-winning science writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine; O, The Oprah Magazine; Discover; and many others. She is coeditor of The Best American Science Writing 2011 and has worked as a correspondent for NPR’s Radiolab and PBS’s Nova ScienceNOW. She was named one of five surprising leader...
Title:The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 1.1 inShipping dimensions:400 pages, 8 X 5.15 X 1.1 inPublished:March 8, 2011Publisher:CrownLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1400052181

ISBN - 13:9781400052189

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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