The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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 are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked ...

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Title:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Author:Rebecca Skloot
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:370 pages pages