Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Paperback)

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The true-life story of two women: one a tobacco farmer whose cancer cells can to this day be found in the billions in laboratories around the world; the other a writer who, sixty years later, seeks truth, justice and recognition for the family that never saw a single penny from the companies that have benefited from those cells. Asking big questions about healthcare, social justice, the autonomy of the human body and even the meaning of life, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is a vital, fascinating and thought-provoking book.

— Charlie

Summer '11 Reading Group List

“HeLa cells have been the source of profound advancements in medical, biological and genetic research, but up until now the story of Henrietta Lacks and her legacy has never been heard. Her story served as the spur for reform movements in medical ethics and patient privacy, and Skloot shares the details with both candor and sensitivity.”
— John Clukey, Sam Weller's Books, Salt Lake City, UT

Product Details
ISBN: 9780330533447
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Publication Date: January 1st, 2011