The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

By | November 17, 2019
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Author Rebecca Skloot
ISBN-10 1400052181
ISBN-13 9781400052189
Year 2010-01-28
Pages 450
Language English
Publisher Broadway Books
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Now an HBO Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHer name was Henrietta Lacks but scientists know her as HeLa She was a poorblack tobacco farmer whose cellstaken without her knowledge in 1951became one of the most important tools in medicine vital for developing the polio vaccine cloning gene mapping and more Henrietta s cellshave been bought and sold by the billions yetshe 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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