The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. Born a poor black tobacco farmer, her cancer cells -- taken without her knowledge -- became a multimillion-dollar industry and one of the most important tools in medicine. Yet Henrietta's family did not learn of her 'immortality' until more than twenty years after her death, with devastating consequences . . . Balancing the beauty and drama of scientific discovery with dark questions about who owns the… (more)

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Publisher: Macmillan (June 04, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 384 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Awards: Wellcome Book Prize 2010 winner


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