The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Barnes & Noble

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, Barnes & Noble

Another sad and chilling tail of our "great" country that should be read. 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 — HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions. Yet Henrietta Lacks remains virtually unknown, buried in an unmarked grave...

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