The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks - Rebecca Skloot

These days, scientists all over the world use cells raised in culture to answer questions fundamental to modern medicine. They are the backbone of basic science research. But where, or more importantly who did those cells originally come from? The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a poor African-American woman living in Baltimore, the doctors and scientists at John’s Hopkins who took and used her cells, and Henrietta’s family who continued to live in poverty. Thought-provoking and assiduously researched, this is a story of discovery and disparity, business and ethics, science and equity.

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ISBN: 9781400052189
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Published: Crown - March 8th, 2011