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ISBN: 1594134324 / ISBN-13: 9781594134326

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, ... Show synopsis

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    by Rebecca Skloot

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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    2011
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    618 pages

    ISBN: 1594134324
    ISBN-13: 9781594134326

    Documents the story of how scientists took cells from an unsuspecting descendant of freed slaves and created a human cell line that has been kept alive indefinitely, enabling discoveries in such areas as cancer research, in vitro fertilization, and gene mapping.

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Reviews of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Overall customer rating: 4.693
Katharina W

interesting read

by Katharina W on Apr 6, 2014

This story manages to combine science and human interest story and socio-cultural and racial issues all into one fascinating read. The reader learns a lot about about cell biology without it being a lecture, and unraveling the story of the family of Henrietta Lacks without preaching or pointing fingers ... More

mizzy

She is still Saving Lives

by mizzy on Dec 26, 2013

Henrietta Lack was a poor southern black with a large extended family. When she became ill with cancer, her tumors were used in research, and the tissues have replicated themselves for decades. They are still used in breast cancer research and are the basis for the discovery of the BRCA 1, and 2 genes ... More

Michelle

insightful

by Michelle on Jul 10, 2013

enjoyed the book. writer did a good job of telling the story without filters... i would recommend this book to young people interested in health related work definitely, and for general reading as well. More

Ruth S

Extraordinary book

by Ruth S on Mar 21, 2013

This is a fascinating book about people, family, science and the future of medical treatment. The author is gifted in keeping both the personal and scientific clear and engrossing. More

Malcolm J

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

by Malcolm J on Jan 3, 2013

Tremendous read. Very well written. fascinated by this story since reading about it in the news papers about 1972. Didn't know the book had been written until I stumbled upon it on Alibris. Amazing thing is I didn't realise how like Nazi Germany the Southern states of the USA were except instead of ... More

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