The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they

Author Rebecca Skloot
Pages 381
Publisher Broadway Paperbacks
Published Date 2011
ISBN 1400052181 9781400052189


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