The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot is a remarkable non-fiction book that delves into the intersection of science, ethics, and human history. Henrietta Lacks, a poor Southern tobacco farmer, unknowingly contributed to one of the most significant breakthroughs in medicine. Her cells, known as HeLa cells, were taken without her consent and became the first “immortal” human cells grown in culture.

These cells have played a pivotal role in scientific advancements, including the development of the polio vaccine, cancer research, and in vitro fertilization.

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Rebecca Skloot Book Info:

  • Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
  • Published: February 2, 2010
  • ISBN: 9781400052172
  • Pages: 356
  • Size: 2.42

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